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Title: Water Needs for Sustainable Taro Culture in Hawai'i 
Author: Penn, David C
Date: 1993-01
Publisher: University of Hawaii
Citation: Penn DC. 1993. Water needs for sustainable taro culture in Hawai'i. In: Ferentinos L, editor. Proceedings of the Sustainable Taro Culture for the Pacific Conference. Sustainable Taro Culture for the Pacific Conference; 1992 Sept 24-25; Honolulu, Hawaii. Honolulu (HI): University of Hawaii. p. 132-134.
Abstract: Taro is a spiritual and nutritional center of Hawaiian culture, and the future of sustainable taro culture in Hawai 'i depends upon water. Water needs for expanded
wetland and dryland field systems can be filled if physical and institutional changes are made. Potential for making such changes grows as agroeconomic alternatives for taro-based farming systems expand. While lands historically used for wetland taro cultivation hold strongly protected water rights, their water needs and those of other taro-producing lands continue to be strongly denied.
Series/Report No.: Research Extension Series
140
Pages/Duration: 3 pages
ISSN: 0271-9916
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10125/4294
Keywords: Colocasia esculenta, Hawaii, indigenous peoples, taro, water requirement, water rights

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