Breadfruit Initiative: Executive Summary
The Breadfruit Institute at the National Tropical Botanical Garden, Hawaii, is engaged in an initiative to respond to critical global food security issues by expanding plantings of good quality breadfruit varieties in tropical regions. The Institute’s founder and director is Diane Ragone, PhD. The Institute manages the world’s largest collection of breadfruit, conserving over 120 varieties. The Breadfruit Institute is developingeffective methods to propagate and distribute millions of breadfruit plants of selected varieties that can provide a year-round supply of nutritious fruit. This initiative aims to disseminate breadfruit plants to support more sustainable agriculture, increase crop diversity, and enhance food security in the tropics. The Breadfruit Institute is seeking partners to help fund this work and help distribute trees to farmers.
Publication Date: 2010
Author(s): Diane Ragone
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