Since 1988, SARE has awarded numerous grants in every state and Island Protectorate. Aimed at advancing sustainable innovations, these grants add up to an impressive portfolio of sustainable agriculture efforts across the nation.

If you have questions about Western SARE and funding opportunities that this website doesn’t answer, you can contact your state coordinator. They can help answer questions specifically about SARE grants and your potential research and education project, but not general questions or provide answers on how to fund land purchases or capital equipment. 

Learn more about the state coordinator’s role.


Some of the state/protectorate coordinators in the Western Region maintain state SARE and sustainable agriculture websites.

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State Contacts

Sharon Motomura- Wages

Assistant Extension Agent
University of Hawaii

Jensen Uyeda

Assistant Extension Agent
University of Hawaii at Manoa


Green field of plants with a storm rolling in over the distant mountains
LW Taro (also known as kalo) is believed to be one of the earliest cultivated plants, which still remains an important part of local tradition in Hawaii. Constant flow of water in wetland taro is used to keep soil temperatures lower to decrease disease incidence. The water levels are also raised to drown weeds during taro growth as an alternative to chemical controls.

Hawaii Impacts

in funding since 1988
135 projects
funded since 1988