Ulu Initiative: Empowering Communities through Food and Renewable Energy Micro-Hubs

Olohana partners with experts from indigenous communities around the world to develop food and energy systems for their communities in ways that strengthen their communities, cultural ties, and collaboration with other native peoples.

Partnerships with Shidler School of Business, Agroforestry Net, and Intertribal Council on Utilities Policy (COUP) allows Olohana to work with communities and small farms to create local food and renewable energy micro-hubs. For instance, Olohana is currently working with Shidler School of Business to grow the Pacific Ulu (Breadfruit) Initiative and explore opportunities for setting up micr-hubs to produce and process ulu into value-added products. This social enterprise opportunity will benefit communities throughout Polynesia, Melanesia, and Micronesia.