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Update on COVID-19

In these extraordinary times, TTFF remains open for business, although with some limitations. We acknowledge the risk and encourage everyone to take precautions as the experts advise–stay home if you can, avoid crowds, wash hands frequently, as we are doing.  … Continue reading

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TTFF Welcomes Joe Matara to the Board of Directors

  TTFF is proud to announce the addition of Joseph Matara, CPA to our governing board.  Joe was born in Kenya. He was educated in the US, earning his BS, MBA and CPA in New Jersey. He has wide professional … Continue reading

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Interesting research paper on Breadfruit nutrition

A research team from the University of Hawaii recently published a paper in the Journal of Food Composition and Analysis.  Titled “The response of breadfruit nutrition to local climate and soil: A review”, the team reports some interesting findings. Well, … Continue reading

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CariPhil Alliance, our newest Partner, planting 1,000,000 trees

The Caribbean Philanthropic Alliance is a regional charity, based in Jamaica.  They were launched in 2019 with a focus on accelerating achievement of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. To accomplish this they’re seeking to develop partnerships across the Caribbean region. … Continue reading

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Breadfruit Propagation in Haiti…it’s Working!

We’re happy to report that St. Joseph Clinic in Thomassique, Haiti, is successfully propagating breadfruit seedlings!  This is very exciting for us … we really want to plant more trees. SJC is also producing breadfruit flour from 15 trees donated … Continue reading

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We told you … the World is Discovering Breadfruit!

The government in the Phillippines is now looking at breadfruit to boost food security. Many locations in the Phillippines are ideal for growing breadfruit.  As in the Caribbean years ago, the fruit was available but taken for granted.  Now, artocarpus … Continue reading

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The World is Discovering Breadfruit

We are delighted to see the world waking up and discovering (rediscovering?) breadfruit. We’ve seen three major media exposures recently. In November CBS Sunday Morning visited the National Tropical Botanic Garden, saw the collection of breadfruit trees and interviewed Dr … Continue reading

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Coloring books launched in Indonesia!

Thanks to our volunteer Michael Morrissey,  300 copies of the Trees That Feed Foundation coloring book are today on the way by courier to the kampung of Taram in the province of West Sumatra.  Thanks also go to Muhamad Hatta … Continue reading

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Vodka Distilled from Breadfruit!

Award-winning chef Todd Manley, based in the US Virgin Islands, has launched a fabulous new product based on breadfruit.  Vodka!  Vodka is traditionally made from potatoes, but we at Trees That Feed Foundation often call breadfruit “a potato on a … Continue reading

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Successful Cooking School in Pignon, Haiti

The town of Pignon in Haiti is located in the central plateau region.  The nearest large towns are Hinche and Mirebalais.  Our working partner Roger Gietzen has been assisting folks in this town for two years.   They have access to … Continue reading

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