Making Small Farmers Count

In January of this year, Hawaii extended a series of workshops for the specialty crop block grant and marketing assistance programs. The workshops were in response to funds released by the U.S. Farm Bill and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to make local farmers internationally competitive in the area of specialized crops. The six…

The Korean Quotient: Hedging Bets in Asia

With just 22 percent of its topography composed of arable land, South Korea is a nation of hills and mountains. Island nations and nations with little arable land must often balance between domestic production and international imports to feed its citizens and maintain prudent import/export levels. While rice is the Republic of South Korea’s (ROK)…

Five Tips for Workaholics

Every once in a while, we have those times when we are absolutely inundated and quite overwhelmed. As humans, we can be assured that these hectic periods in life will happen to everyone. Many times during these periods we are pushed from pillar to post. Those times can be personal, career, lifestyle changes, family or…

Part 2: Pieces of an Unfinished Diary

While I was in Accra, I attempted to write my thoughts in a diary. ¬†Collecting pieces and impressions just moments or hours after the interaction helped me to capture them in more vivid terms than even a recollection from today. ¬†So, I’ve pieced together little pieces of my Diary–those events I can share! “Ghana is…