Food Security


Only a small percentage – 15%, approximately – of the food consumed in Hawaii is produced here. According to a 2008 Hawaii State Department of Agriculture study, “Food Self-Sufficiency in Hawai`i,”, 85% to 90% of our food is imported, making Hawaii “particularly vulnerable to natural disasters and global events that might disrupt shipping and the food supply.”

Senate bill would boost our food security
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SB593 would require the Agribusiness Development Corporation to lease 50 percent of its land to local food production. Read More »

Will Caron
Kalihi opens a new garden

Sweat, shovels, and smiles were in the mix Saturday as the residents of the Towers at Kuhio Park (formerly Kuhio Park Terrace) worked to build a new community garden on the property.

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Jordan Aikau
Candidates: How would you address food insecurity?

This is the first of a series of conversations with candidates for elected office. Read More »

Affordable ag land, money, knowledge: Ingredients for cultivating Hawaii’s food future
Jade Eckardt
Founded in 1953, Nalo Farms has been a family farm for over half a century on the Windward side of Oahu. Courtesy Photo
Food security, sustainable energy, Native Hawaiian culture a priority for Hawaii non-profits
Signs hang up to dry as part of a sign-making event for Waianae by KAHEA: The Hawaiian-Environmental Alliance in August.
Mililani Farmers Market serves up ono food and local produce →
Jade Eckardt
The Mililani Farmers Market meets every Sunday at Mililani High School.
Pavement versus produce: Koa Ridge development plans run into food insecurity, traffic concerns →
Travis Quezon
Audience members look on as the Land Use Commission hears testimony on the proposed Koa Ridge development at the March 18 hearing.
Moiliili garden the right step to food sustainability →
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Travis Quezon
Lydi Morgan