Transforming Hawaiʻi’s Food System Together
Building a more robust, sustainable, equitable and resilient food system, especially in times of crisis.
Transforming Hawaiʻi’s Food System Together is a collaborative and multi-sectoral food system change initiative that seeks to convene key stakeholders, conduct applied research, articulate policy and planning recommendations and build statewide capacity to achieve a more economically robust, sustainable, equitable and resilient food system for Hawaiʻi.
WHAT WE DO
Our Primary Objectives
Food System Mapping, Social Network Analysis, Vulnerability Assessment and Policy Analysis comprise a set of Hawaiʻi knowledge products that will inform the framing and content of the statewide policy and strategy.
Design, coordinate and deliver an Integrated State Food Policy Framework and Food System Resilience and Equity Strategy that is inclusive of indigenous and community producer perspectives.
Support the facilitation and participation of public and private entities to amplify purchasing and procurement of local, sustainable and equitably produced food.
Key Food System Issues
Key Food System Issues
The Transforming Hawaiʻi’s Food System Together initiative is uniquely poised to dismantle existing silos and unite key food system partners to craft a common way forward, bringing Hawai‘i one step closer to food security. A more sustainable, equitable and resilient food system for Hawai‘i is critical to our future and to recapture a portion of the $8 billion dollars annually spent on imported foods
PHASE I: RESEARCH & FINDINGS
Our Knowledge Products
The Transforming Hawaiʻi’s Food Systems Together initiative has conducted a series of applied research projects to inform policy and planning recommendations and build statewide capacity to achieve a more economically robust, sustainable, equitable and resilient food system for Hawaiʻi. The key findings of these Knowledge Products will inform the development of an Integrated State Food Policy Framework and Food System Resiliency and Equity Strategy for Hawaiʻi.
Comprehensive State Policy Analysis
Catalog and describe the current food policy landscape in Hawaiʻi and highlight on-going efforts and opportunities for collaboration. The analysis will help identify key structural obstacles to achieving the food systems related UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Food System Vulnerability Assessment
Identify key points of vulnerability to household food insecurity and the risks faced from future natural disasters or economic shocks. Assessments will include the identification of capacity gaps of the emergency feeding system of Hawaiʻi. Priorities for developing a more resilient and equitable food system will be identified.