Food Security, Polyforestry and NOAA’s Climate Dashboard

CLIMATE HOUR — For most of the world, food security – having enough to eat – is one of today’s greatest challenges. As climate change continues to disrupt today’s industrial farming systems, world leaders are reevaluating traditional regenerative farming practices which are more resistant to climate change. Practices which work with the environment instead of killing it the way today’s monocrop farming does.

Agroforestry is a specialized type of regenerative agriculture that involves growing food as part of a forest ecosystem, producing more food in less space. Polyforestry is a variation of agroforestry that reflects both the many (poly) ways to grow food in a polyforest, and the polynesian people who have used this traditional farming practice for centuries.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is partnering with indigenous communities across the U.S. to merge their traditional farming wisdom with modern computer technology and produce Climate Dashboards capable of increasing food production and food security.

Join host, Bob Grove, and guests to discuss food security, polyforestry and and NOAA’s Climate Dashboard. Guests include:

  • Tom DiLiberto, Climate Scientist, Public Affairs Specialist for NOAA Office of Communications
  • Pua Kamaka, Coordinator, NOAA Pacific Islands Region Collaboration Team for the NOAA Regional Collaboration Network
  • Justine Kamelamela, Project Director, Keaʻahuli ʻO Panaʻewa
  • Maile Luʻuwai, President, Pana’ewa Farmers Association
  • Makaʻala Rawlins, Community Outreach Coordinator, Keaʻahuli ʻO Panaʻewa

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