Dr. Angela Fa’anunu’s Farm Trails App goes live! Explore farms, ranches and farmer’s markets throughout Hawaii.

Friday, April 23, 2021, 5:34am by

Information on Hawai‘i’s agritourism operations can now be accessed in the palm of your hand.

Hawaii Farm Trails (HFT) launched a new smartphone app that provides statewide information on not only agritourism but local farmer’s markets and ways to give back to the community through ‘āina-based activities.

“The Hawaii Farm Trails app release has been timed with Earth Day, April 22, to honor the environmental regenerative values of the social enterprise and to celebrate the start of a partnership with the Polynesian Voyaging Society on a statewide food tree planting project that will occur as Hokulea prepares for its upcoming Moananuiakea Voyage,” an HFT press release states.

Additionally, through this new platform, HFT states farms and numerous agricultural businesses are able to deliver more purposeful and relevant Hawai‘i experiences to visitors.

“The incorporation of agritourism provides a deeper understanding of the symbiotic relationship between increasing local agriculture and creating a more sustainable economy for Hawai‘i,” the release states.

HFT founders and farming sisters, Kālisi Mausio and Angela Fa’anunu, believe that “keeping farms in business is the key to improving our food security and is the basis for our resilience as an island community.”


HFT co-founder Dr. Angela Fa’anunu is a researcher and practitioner of sustainable indigenous and agricultural tourism. You are invited to join TOUR 350, Introduction to Sustainable Tourism, May 24-June 18 Weekdays 8:45-11:00am, online. Course participants will think beyond conventional mass tourism to consider socioeconomic and environmental sustainability, specifically around agritourism and indigenous tourism. This course covers real, practical strategies used in communities around the world. Sign up for TOUR 350 and other summer executive program offerings HERE. To register for college credit, go HERE.

CoBE hosts international education conference, ICEDS 2021, March 9-11

Monday, February 8, 2021, 12:51am by

The submission date for papers and presentations has passed, but you can still sign up to attend the 2nd International Conference on Education Development and Studies, (ICEDS 2021) hosted by the College of Business and Economics at UH Hilo.

The International Conference on Education Development and Studies (ICEDS) is an international refereed conference dedicated to the advancement of the theory and practice of education. The ICEDS promotes collaborative excellence between academicians and professionals from Education, aiming. to build strong networks of leading researchers and pioneers in education worldwide.  The conference will be held online.  This allows people to attend without regard to travel restrictions, air and lodging expenses, or safety concerns.

Register to attend the conference HERE.