The University of Maui in Hawaii received a $500,000 grant for a fish-vegetable symbiosis training program

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The Ecohydroponic training program at the University of Maui in Hawaii received a $500,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food and Agriculture Research Institute (NIFA).The NIFA grant is one of eight grants totaling $3.9 million for rural economic development projects and is part of the agency’s agriculture and Food research program.The project will address key community training needs related to local agriculture, advance knowledge on the application of precision agriculture techniques in fish-vegetable co-production systems, and develop sustainable food systems in Hawaii that enhance food security and community resilience.The training, aimed at Hawaii participants over the age of 16, aims to integrate remote monitoring and data analysis to promote the effectiveness of native fish feeds and nutritious native plants through student-led projects.