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.
What We're Doing: Food system vulnerability assessments help to identify key systemic risks to household food insecurity in Hawaiʻi due to natural and human caused disasters.
What We're Doing: The Integrated State Food Policy Framework and the Food System Resilience and Equity Strategy will identify key structural obstacles and pathways forward to ensuring that: 1) Hawaiʻi’s food system drives community wellbeing, economic vibrancy, and ecological resilience and, 2) Locally grown food is the healthy, accessible and affordable choice for Hawai‘i communities.
What We're Doing: Through enabling public policy and private sector investments - informed by the Integrated State Food Policy Framework - and combined with scaled institutional purchasing, Hawaiʻi can increase its food self-sufficiency ratio, circulate capital in the local economy and create new jobs.
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. Learn more
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).
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.