Helping to strengthen ecological integrity, economic efficiency and social equity in Hawaii...
The KOA Farms Mission
To develop a research, demonstration, education and professional training center for sustainable agroforestry systems focusing on food and fiber security, and the restoration of ecological integrity, economic efficiency and social equity.
An agricultural ecosystem or agroecosystem is the basic unit of study in agroecology. It is a spatially and functionally coherent unit of agricultural activity that includes the living and nonliving components involved in that unit as well as their interactions. An agroecosystem is an ecosystem managed with a purpose, usually to produce crops or animal products. Agricultural ecosystems are man-made, and are based on a long chain of experience and experiments.