Hawaii Agriculture Research Center

What We Do

Founded in 1895, the Hawaiian Sugar Planters’ Association (HSPA), dedicated to improving the sugar industry in Hawaii, has become an internationally recognized research center.
It was in 1996 when HSPA expanded its research interest besides sugarcane and acquired its current name Hawaii Agriculture Research Center (HARC), expanding its research on tropical crops and forests. Standing now as a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, HARC’s research and education interest encompasses forestry, coffee, cacao, forages, vegetable crops, tropical fruits, and other diversified crops.

Our mission is to support a viable agricultural sector by researching and applying relevant science and technology to achieve practical solutions and identify new agricultural opportunities.

Harcʻs education division, Seeds4Tomorrow,  was launched in 2014

Who We Are

Seeds4Tomorrow is an agriculture education program that connects K-12 students, schools, teachers and community members through hands-on exploration of agriculture disciplines, including are, culinary artc, entrepreneurship, and research.

Our mission is to support the next generation of agriculture advocates and land stewards by sharing  agriculture industry experiences and technologies

Cause Areas

Keiki, Food Insecurity, Health & Wellness, Environmental Conservation, Cultural Preservation, Education & Training

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