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Title:  Water Needs for Sustainable Taro Culture in Hawai'i
Authors: Penn, David C.
Keywords: Colocasia esculenta
indigenous peoples
water requirement
water rights
Issue Date: Jan-1993
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.
Series/Report no.: Research Extension Series
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.
Pages/Duration: 3 pages
ISSN: 0271-9916
Appears in Collections:Taro
Proceedings of the Sustainable Taro Culture for the Pacific Conference

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