2021 - Hawaiʻi Island Community Food Summit

Aloha kākou, We hope everyone is doing well and enjoying the summer! We wanted to extend a warm invitation to join the 4th Annual Hawaiʻi Island Community Food Summit hosted by the Hawai’i Island Food Alliance (HIFA) and County of Hawaiʻi, taking place virtually and in-person from July 29th – August 1st. As part of the summit, we hope you can also participate in the HIAP-led session below which will highlight recommendations generated from the system study completed earlier this year and how they are being progressed collectively with partners across the island.

  • Session: Turning Insight into Action – Next Steps from the Hawaiʻi Island Agriculture and Food System Study

  • Date: Thursday, July 29th

  • Time: 1:15 – 2:30pm HST

  • Description: For those interested in making our food and agriculture system work better, join us for a discussion on how the Hawaiʻi Island Agriculture Partnership (HIAP) and its partners are addressing challenges within the island’s agri-food system by building a better understanding of its interdependent components and establishing new initiatives to work together for strengthening them.

  • Panelists:

  • Zach Larsen – Owner, Hilo Food Hub

  • Angela Dean – CEO & Managing Director, Hawaiʻi Agricultural Labor Solutions

  • Michelé Padayao & Cody Chapin – Co-Founders, Big Island Made

  • Dennis Flemming - Executive Director, Hamakua Institute

Click here to register and see a full list of event details. We hope you can join us throughout the summit and look forward to seeing you there! Mahalo, Hamakua Institute Team