Jungle Project Social Justice Scale Up
Jungle Project is a regenerative enterprise dedicated to trees, training, and trade. Through the promotion of its tropical agroforestry model, Jungle Project is researching and establishing underutilized crops like breadfruit, a tree native to the Pacific Islands, with smallholder farmers to create value-added supply webs. Jungle Project supports farming communities, helps diversify farmer production and income by seeking market opportunities for their harvests, and fosters the investigation and development of innovative products sourced from farmers edible forest gardens.
Breadfruit is a highly nutritious source of complex carbohydrates, fiber, protein, vitamins, and minerals that researchers believe could be key to alleviating hunger and poverty in the tropics. The Jungle Project’s Breadfruit Flour is sourced from tropical regenerative agroforestry ‘Jungles’ of Costa Rica, and is 100% gluten free.
Breadfruit jungles are the perfect food source for areas hit by natural disasters in tropical nations. After Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico it took weeks for promised aid to reach people in need. During that time parts of the island survived for weeks living off breadfruit. For millennia, nutrient-packed breadfruit was a staple for Pacific Islanders.
Funded by Awesome Without Borders (November 2019)