Native limu, which is linked to Hawaiian culture as well as the ecosystems it supports, faces threats from coastal development, climate change and invasive species.
For decades, axis deer have threatened everything from ranching to watersheds. Hunters can limit the destruction while feeding their families but accessing the land has proven difficult.
There’s a renewed focus among lawmakers and scientists as the state faces a “quantum moment” to develop a more self-reliant and sustainable system.
A billionaire’s investment in the state’s biggest slaughterhouses and a shift to more grass-fed operations could help ranchers keep their cattle in the islands after years of sending them to the mainland.
A group of farmers, entrepreneurs and researchers came together during the pandemic to find a solution to reduce the price of imported feed and, hopefully, make Hawaii’s meat and poultry industries more resilient.
Many farmers rely on European honey bees to pollinate their plants, but the introduced species can negatively impact a native pollinator.
When the invasive avocado pest was first spotted in Hawaii, farmers were worried. But collaboration provided a path forward, and can help combat other threats.
Efforts to build communal housing or make it easier to place tiny homes on farms have so far fallen flat, but advocates aren’t giving up.
The state’s agriculture park program was set up with the agriculture economy, not local food, in mind. But one nonprofit is flipping that around.
Government funding, private investment or returning to traditional knowledge: which path will help Hawaii reduce its reliance on imported food?