Hawaii 2050 Sustainability Plan
Increase production and consumption of local foods and products, particularly agricultural products.
(Goal 2, Strategic Action 1)
Why this matters:
Where we are now:
- Food self-sufficiency is one of the foundations of a sustainable community. Thriving local farms also help preserve green space and a rural way of life, and make us less vulnerable to external catastrophes.
2020 Suggested Benchmark:
- About 15% of the food we consume is grown locally. About 35% of fruits and vegetables consumed are grown locally.
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- The UH College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources (CTAHR) estimates that it is reasonable that 30% of food consumed can be grown locally. CTAHR also estimates that 85% of fruits and vegetables we consume can be grown locally.