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Traditional Pacific Island Crops: About Us

The goal of the Traditional Pacific Island Crops Web site is to provide organized access to quality, free Web resources that provide information on these twelve important traditional Pacific Island crops. This is not intended to be a comprehensive listing

Traditional Pacific Island Crops


Image showing a variety of Pacific Island crops.


The Traditional Pacific Island Crops Web site was originally a collaborative effort of the University of Hawaii at Manoa Library and the Agricultural Development in the American Pacific (ADAP) Project; USDA funding for the ADAP Project has since ended.. This site is a component of the Agriculture Network Information Collaborative (AgNIC) project coordinated by the U.S. National Agricultural Library.


Our goal is to provide links to quality World Wide Web resources that deal with the production, marketing, and research aspects of twelve important traditional Pacific Island crops. Related marketing and statistical sites, databases, and other reference sources are also included. This site is not meant to be, nor could it be, a complete indexing or listing of all information on these topics.


Resources linked to through this web site have been reviewed by the UH Manoa agriculture librarian. The focus is on accurate, science-based information that is available without charge. Criteria used to determine the quality and accuracy of listed web resources include: authority or authenticity; accuracy; objectivity; timeliness; ease of use; and, access reliability. Whenever possible, resources that relate specifically to the Pacific islands were selected.

If you cannot find what you are looking for at this site or elsewhere, you are welcome to email your question to the reference librarian.

We are very interested in making the AgNIC Traditional Pacific Island Crops Pages more useful to you. If you are aware of relevant sites not listed here, or would like to see additional categories of resources included, please email your suggestions to the reference librarian to let us know.


Our thanks to the following people and organizations for allowing us to use their photographs in our crop logos: Island Food Community of Pohnpei in the banana and pandanus logos; Simeon Adelbai in the betel nut and sweet potato logos; Dr. Gerald D. Carr in the breadfruit logo; FAO Knowledge Resource Center in the cassava logo; Forest and Kim Starr in the coconut, kava and taro logos; and, Scot Nelson in the noni logo.


While every effort is made to keep the information provided timely and accurate, we make no guarantees of any kind, expressed, implied, or otherwise. We do not control or guarantee the accuracy, relevance, timeliness, or completeness of information created and maintained by other public and private organizations to whose work we link.

Thank you for visiting Traditional Pacific Island Crops!



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