College of Agriculture, Forestry, and Natural Resource Management (CAFNRM)

What does a degree from UH Hilo/ CAFNRM mean?

A degree from the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo’s College of Agriculture, Forestry and Natural Resource Management (CAFNRM) signifies that the student has obtained knowledge and science-based solutions for addressing food security, public health, and protection of natural resources and the environment in Hawaii and the tropical Pacific. This student has the potential to actively engage and contribute to advancing the understanding of agriculture, especially in the Pacific Basin, and stewarding terrestrial and aquatic natural resources.

CAFNRM’s vision, mission, core values, and goals remain relevant to meet the changing needs of our mainly rural clientele while maintaining a safe operating space for the natural environment.  UH Hilo’s CAFNRM is the only tropical agriculture program in the 50 states that focuses on “hands-on” undergraduate instruction. With a record of accomplishment in baccalaureate education, applied research, community outreach and service, CAFNRM has made a significant impact in the tropical Pacific Basin and beyond. In particular, the college has been a leader in innovative plant science/ agroecology, aquaculture, and pre-veterinary programs that reach a wide range of students.

The College is continuously striving to attain its strategic goals which are in alignment with UH Hilo’s overall mission statement and the meaning of a bachelor’s degree.


Program Last Review Next Review Current Self Study External Review Assessment
CAFNRM 2014-2015

2010 -15 CAFNRM Self Study (PDF)

2015 External Review  (PDF)

2013 CAFNRM Assessment (PDF)


2027-2028 2020 CAFNRM Program Review (PDF)^ 2022 CAFNRM External Review (PDF )

ALO Review of CAFNRM 2020Self-Study

CAFNRM Dean’s Program Review 2021 (PDF)

2021 CAFNRM SLOs, Curriculum Matrix, and Rubrics AGO (PDF)^

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