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Promoting Food Sustainability

The ‘Food Systems Working Group’ forum is April 14

  • 5 April 2022
  • Author: Mark Berthold
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Promoting Food Sustainability

Passionate about sustainable food production? CTAHR’s Food Systems Working Group is holding a virtual forum to discuss how we can tackle food sustainability from a holistic perspective.

Speakers from CTAHR will briefly explain their current projects on food sustainability, followed by a moderated discussion to identify opportunities to work toward food sustainability on our UH campuses. If you’re interested in learning about how CTAHR projects bring people together to promote food sustainability, the forum will be held April 14th on Zoom starting at high noon (12:00 p.m.)

The forum will feature: 

  • Food Systems Network Analysis Preliminary Findings (Noa Lincoln)
  • Citizen Science for Seeds (Marielle Hampton)
  • Ag Producer Training (Janel Yamamoto)
  • Language Access Among Food Producers (Emilie Kirk)
  • Aquaculture training project (Andre Seale)
  • Aquaponics Projects in School and Back Yards (Ilima Ho-Lastimosa)

“Please join us!” says Sothy Eng. “Your participation is part of the solution! Specifically, students, if you are interested in food, health, and environmental sustainability, this Forum is the place for you to build your social network with our faculty, extension agents, researchers, and specialists, providing you with various opportunities for project/research collaboration, service-learning, civic engagement, and UROP funding mentorship support.”

For more information about the Forum and your interest in being part of the Food Systems Working Group, please contact Sothy at sothy@hawaii.edu. The meeting ID is 829 8985 2070 and passcode is 368839.

 

CTAHR’s Food Systems Working Group was established in 2016 to answer the question, “How can CTAHR Extension build a healthier and more sustainable food system in Hawaiʻi?” The group developed a framework to guide CTAHR’s food systems activities and strategies. As a result of the group’s efforts, we have identified areas of the food system addressed by existing CTAHR activities. Find out more at Food Systems Working Group.

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