Food Systems Forums

The CTAHR Food Systems Working Group Forums aim to highlight and connect projects and project leaders in a variety of fields within the food system. Faculty and community members involved or interested in food systems related work come together to identify strengths and gaps in food systems endeavors, and to identify key outcomes and indicators to be tracked over time.

The Food Systems Working Group envisioned the idea of these quarterly forums as an experiment in creating more opportunities to increase awareness of ongoing projects and programs by sharing briefly about our work efforts and passions. Through Forum discussions, the goal is to foster more communication and collaboration among folks with related interests leading to synergies like greater impact and innovative ideas to address some of the many challenges we are facing collectively around food and the environment. – Emilie Kirk
FORUM 7: Innovation & Entrepreneurship of Local Food Products, on December 6, 2023 focuses on developing local food products.

FORUM 6: What Makes Farming in Hawaii Attractive?, on September 14, 2023 covered education and economic information relevant for current and future local farmers in Hawaii.

FORUM 5: Growing Together: Farmers, Food Hubs, & Community Perspectives, on April 27, 2023 highlighted projects connecting members of the community to the local food system.

FORUM 4: Indigenous Food Systems, on February 23, 2023 featured CTAHR leaders of projects around indigenous agriculture systems, crops, food, and resource management. FORUM 3: Nutrition and Food Security, on December 1, 2022 featured projects around cooking, child health, food security, and indigenous food systems, and discussion.

FORUM 2: Farm to Table: The CTAHR Connection, was held September 15, 2022 with a focus on CTAHR’s connection to the creation, production, and marketing of local food production and the challenges and benefits of building a food business in Hawaiʻi.

FORUM 1: Promoting Local Food Sustainability, was held April 14, 2022 and featured CTAHR who briefly explained current food sustainability projects, followed by discussion to identify opportunities to work toward food sustainability across the UH system.

View more video clips on the GET Local You Tube Channel. Additional information on the food systems efforts within the College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources is available on the Food Systems webpage.

GET Local Forum 7 Flyer : Innovation & Entrepreneurship of Local Food Products

GET Local Forum 6 Flyer : What Makes Farming in Hawaii Attractive?

CTAHR Food Systems Forum 5 Flyer

Flyer for CTAHR Food Systems Forum 3

Food Systems Forum 2 Flyer

Flyer for CTAHR Food Systems Forum 1