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.

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

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.

Forum 8 Q & A

Forum 6 Intro
February 29, 2024 FORUM 8
State Policy for Food Sustainability in Hawaii
focused on topics related to food policy.

December 6, 2023 FORUM 7
Innovation & Entrepreneurship of Local Food Products
focused on developing local food products.

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

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

February 23, 2023 FORUM 4
Indigenous Food Systems
featured CTAHR leaders of projects around indigenous agriculture systems, crops, food, and resource management.

December 1, 2022 FORUM 3
Nutrition and Food Security
featured projects around cooking, child health, food security, and indigenous food systems, and discussion.

September 15, 2022 FORUM 2
Farm to Table: The CTAHR Connection focused 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.

April 14, 2022 FORUM 1
Promoting Local Food Sustainability
featured current food sustainability projects, followed by discussion to identify opportunities to work toward food sustainability across the UH system.

CTAHR Food Systems Forum 8: State Policy for Food Sustainability in Hawaii Poster

Forum 8

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

Forum 7

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

Forum 6

CTAHR Food Systems Forum 5 Flyer

Forum 5

Forum 4

Flyer for CTAHR Food Systems Forum 3

Forum 3

Food Systems Forum 2 Flyer

Forum 2

Flyer for CTAHR Food Systems Forum 1

Forum 1