The Future of Food and Agriculture in Hawaiʻi is a monthly speaker series presented by The Hawaiʻi Institute for Sustainable Community Food Systems at the University of Hawaiʻi – West Oʻahu, Honolulu Civil Beat, UH Better Tomorrow Speaker Series, and Waiwai Collective.
Featuring academics, community leaders, state officials, and practitioners from all over Hawaiʻi, this series creates opportunities for community members to gain an education regarding specific food system issues and is followed by an audience dialogue session to explore potential solutions to achieve a more healthy, equitable, resilient, and sustainable food system for all of Hawaiʻi.
Stay tuned for info on our next event set to take place in October 2023!
OCTOBER 19, 2023
Disaster Preparedness and Food System Resilience in Hawaii
Doors open at 5 p.m. for booths, music and a complimentary pupus. Speakers will start at 6 p.m., followed by an optional post-discussion community forum from 7 – 8 p.m.
Chad Buck, Founder & Owner, Hawaiʻi Foodservice Alliance.
Jennifer Walter, Deputy Director, Department of Emergency Management, City and County of Honolulu.
Thomas Heaton, Discussion Moderator, Honolulu Civil Beat Reporter.
The Future of Food and Agriculture in Hawaii is a joint project of Civil Beat, the Hawai’i Institute for Sustainable Community Food Systems at the University of Hawai’i – West O’ahu, and the UH Better Tomorrow Speaker Series. These events are made possible through generous support from the Kellogg Foundation. BTSS is a joint venture of the Hawaii Community Foundation, Kamehameha Schools, and UH, with support from the College of Tropical Agriculture & Human Resources and the Ulupono Initiative. Civil Beat’s agricultural and food security reporting is funded in part by grants from the Stupski Foundation, Ulupono Fund at the Hawaii Community Foundation and the Frost Family Foundation.
The Maui fires exposed Hawaii’s vulnerability to extreme climate change-induced weather events, once again raising questions over how disaster-ready the state is. This panel discussion will highlight the needs and strategies for building greater food system resilience and disaster preparedness for Hawaiʻi.
Presented by The Hawaiʻi Institute for Sustainable Community Food Systems at University of Hawaiʻi – West Oʻahu, Honolulu Civil Beat, UH Better Tomorrow Speaker Series, and Waiwai Collective, this series is meant to generate key opportunities for community dialogue among a diverse audience, aiming to achieve a healthy, equitable, resilient and sustainable food system for Hawaiʻi.
Parking Directions: Ka Waiwai Parking is located on the makai side of the Varsity Building. The entrance to the lot is located off of Coyne Street. Parking is $6.
*plan to arrive early due to heavy traffic in town at this time.
**if you park in any of the lots located on the mauka side of the building you will need to self-pay at the self-pay station. They will ticket/tow in these lots if you do not pay.