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This database describes the plant species introduced by the first Polynesian settlers. It explains how they used their plants to maintain their lifestyles and how they used their skills to manage their "`āina" (land). Most of the plants introduced were those species that provided for their basic survival necessities: food plants, fiber plants, medicinal and other plants of economic values.
Since 1907, the college has published over 8000 documents, exclusive of faculty articles published in journals or chapters in books, under various imprimaturs, including the Hawaii Agricultural Experiment Station, the Hawaii Cooperative Extension Service, and the Hawaii Institute of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources.