Knowledge Products

Executive Summary: The Transforming Hawaiʻi’s Food Systems Together initiative has conducted a series of applied research projects (below) that will 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. 


Our Knowledge Products:

  1. Food System Mapping
  2. Social Network Analysis
  3. Comprehensive State Policy Analysis
  4. Vulnerability Assessments
  5. Amplifying the Work of Subsistence Indigenous Producers
  6. Hawaiʻi Farmer & Rancher Focus Groups
  7. Institutional Purchasing

Food Systems Mapping

Conducted by Dr. Brandon Ledward, Amy Brinker and Lihla Noori, Andreana Reyes

Hawai‘iʻs Food System Map is a visual representation of how our food system works.


Social Network Analysis

Conducted by Dr. Noa Kekuewa Lincoln, Hunter Heaivilin, Dr. Svenja Telle, Dr. Sothy Eng,

This research explored the collaborative environment of the individuals and organizations working on enhancing local food production and access in Hawai’i state.


Comprehensive State Policy Analysis

Conducted by Dr. Noelani Kalipi, Kalipi Enterprises

This assessment will review systems-based strategies and policies in the context of the SDGs ranging from food, agriculture, ALICE assessment, workforce and farm labor, water, transportation, energy and agriculture-related infrastructure.


Vulnerability Assessments

  1. Thematic Food System Vulnerability conducted by Dr. Amanda Shaw, Dr. Albie Miles, Kerstyn Afuso, Tierra Bartolotti
  2. Honolulu Port Flood Vulnerability Assessment conducted by Dr. John J. Marra, Dr. Albie Miles, Michael Wahl, Chad Buck
  3. Emergency Fund and Feeding Analysis conducted by Hunter Heaivilin