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Hawai‘i’s Food System: Food for All

Executive Summary: This report examines the food system of Hawai’i with special attention to low-income access to food. To do so, we examine the conditions under which low-income people currently obtain food. Then we examine the history of agriculture. Next we profile several promising food initiatives. Finally, we make recommendations for strengthening community-based food systems…

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On the Threshold of a Dream: Convention News

“I dream of a Hawai’i that can feed herself.” Them: “In this political climate?! You MUST be dreaming!” “Yeah, well, it’s all a process….” And here we are, NOW, on the threshold of another major milestone for Hawai’i Farmers Union United, in service to family farmers and the ohana’s they feed. We are in the…

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HI Ag Conference, AG2017, Seeking Presenters

The 2017 Ag Conference call for proposals was extended to April 17. Review the call for proposal here.  Application is at the bottom of the page:  http://www.hiagconference.org/submit-proposal.html The Agricultural Leadership Foundation of Hawai‘i (ALFH) will host the Hawai‘i Agriculture Conference, AG2017, on August 29-30, 2017 at the Hawai‘i Convention Center. The Hawai‘i AG2017 Organizing Committee…

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Traditions-To-Transitions

Secure Your Family Farm for the Future Topics include: • Tax planning • Legal planning • Conflict management • Transition team professionals • Guest speakers: Dale Bonar, Ph.D.; Kyle Caires, Ph.D.; Kristen Spees, Attorney at Law; Kendra Wong, C.P.A.; Bevanne Bowers, Mediator & Attorney at Law, & more

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AmazonSmile Program Gives .5% to HFUF For Each Purchase

What is AmazonSmile? AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support Hawaii Farmers Union every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to Hawaii Farmers Union. How do I shop at AmazonSmile? To shop at AmazonSmile simply…

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Ulupono Initiative: Multi-Island "Farmer Listening Sessions"

Ulupono Initiative is organizing small gatherings in agricultural production “hot spots” within each County over the next couple of weeks to listen, learn, and brainstorm solutions to Hawaii’s many challenging food issues. In an effort to improve our current local food production metrics and better understand the constraints in the system that make expansion challenging,…

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2016 HFUU Membership Survey (for active members)

Aloha HFUU Supporter! The growth of HFUU has been powered by the passions of dozens of members taking voluntary leadership roles; and by both members and non-members (our constituents) who continually engage with their respective chapters to build bonds, share resources and vision a healthy and sustainable food future for Hawai’i. With the recent upgrade…

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Press Release: Korean Natural Farming Workshop on Maui, Aug. 20-21, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Lehia Apana Secretary, HFUU Mauna Kahalawai chapter (808) 269-2167 lehia.apana@gmail.com KOREAN NATURAL FARMING WORKSHOP TO PROMOTE SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE AND LOW-COST METHODS (WAIKAPŪ, HAWAIʻI) — The Hawaiʻi Farmers Union United, Hawaiʻi Farmers Union Foundation, and the State of Hawaii Department of Agriculture will present a two-day Korean Natural Farming workshop from…

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Food Security & Papahanaumokuakea Marine Natl. Monument

TUNE IN Tomorrow where HFUU Policy Chair, Jessica Wooley, will talk about issues such as food security and the proposal to expand Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument on the Maui Breakfast Club broadcast: Friday 7/29 following the 7:00 a.m. CBS Morning News on KAOI 1110 AM, 96.7 FM, 96.5 FM on the Westside and on the Internet at kaoi1110.com. Here…

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