Seven Trees, Seven Practices: Demonstrating Agroforestry in the Western PacificPrincipal Investigator: Robert Barber Jr.
Project Status: Ongoing
Original End Date:
|Funding Source||Funding Year||Funding Amount|
|Western Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education||2015||$47,899.00|
Given reported agricultural production constraints and increased demand for fruit, we believe that agroforestry systems incorporating fast-to-fruit trees (two to three years) on micro-plots can open up productive opportunities for CLTC leaseholders, while also meeting a new demand among local chefs for unique local fruits. Marsh (1998) has found that the micro-plot can produce economically significant outcomes between surplus sales and savings on commercially purchased food. Thus, we will explore possible answers to the question: What is the appropriate intensive farming system on micro-plots to develop economically significant (purchased food substitution, market gardening) outputs for a tropical island environment?
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