Executive Summary: From May 2020- March 2021, over 250 stakeholders participated in the creation of the Hawaiʻi Food System Map. This System Map is a visual representation of how our food system works. Systems mapping is a way of showing complex relationships, and interdependencies allowing us to identify leverage points or opportunities for collective action. Understanding the complexities of our food system, and where small-scale investments can have out-sized impacts can drive catalytic changes.
Hawaiʻi’s Food System Map
Three leverage points or places in the system have been identified where small-scale investments can have out-sized impacts that can drive catalytic changes:
- Capital flows to the local food system;
- Policies for local resilience; and
- Local processing, packing, storage, and distribution
Our Guiding Star: Hawai’i’s food system drives community wellbeing, economic vibrancy, and ecological resilience.
Our North Star: Local food is the healthy, accessible and affordable choice for Hawai’i communities.