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She turns rice into organic ethanol.

Lina Sakai the CEO and founder of Fermenstation Co. is helping farmers in Iwate Prefecture, Japan by using rice from fallow fields to produce ethanol for premium cosmetics. Post-fermentation, the grains are fed to local hens, improving the quality of their eggs.

From Zero to 100 farms in five years.

Dana Shapiro is the co-founder and general manager of Hawaii Ulu Cooperative, a farmer-owned co-op based in Kona, Hawaii. In 2015 Dana started an ulu (breadfruit) farm but soon realized to meet the challenges of supply and demand a co-op model would be beneficial. Hawaii Ulu Cooperative has grown from a couple of farms in 2016 to more than 100 farms in 2020.

Mahalo Consul General of Japan in Honolulu

This conversation with women entrepreneurs from Hawaii and Japan would not be possible without the generous support of the Consulate-General of Japan in Honolulu and Consul General Yutaka Aoki.

The tickets to this event are complimentary, but you must register to attend.

REGISTER: https://wedohi2020.swell.gives/

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