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Food Insecurity: Understanding Root Causes & Systemic Solutions

Food Insecurity: Understanding Root Causes & Systemic Solutions

 Food Insecurity: Understanding Root Causes & Systemic Solutions.

A big mahalo to speakers Amy Marvin, President and CEO of Hawaiʻi Foodbank, Catherine Pirkle, Associate Professor in Health Policy and Management at UH Manoa and to the host Civil Beat reporter, Brittany Lyte.

If you missed the event live or registered to receive the recording, you can checkout the recording below:

This is part one of a six part series: Future of Food & Agriculture in Hawaii Series UH Sustainable Food Systems is a sponsoring partner of the series led by Professor Albie Miles, UH West Oahu

Before the discussion, attendees mingled while they enjoyed live music from Hanalei Bishop, muffins from Ulu & Kalo Bakery and learned about Go Farm Hawaii.

Catherine Pirkle and Amy Marvin discuss food insecurity in Hawaii. Catherine shared the international definition as "Food security exists when all people at all times have physical, social and economic access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food, to meet their dietary needs and food preferences for an active and healthy life."

Mahina Paishon Duarte of Waiwai Collective led a community discussion about food insecurity. More than half the attendees stayed to participate in the engaging conversation and shared new ideas and solutions with their new friends.

Photos by David Croxford/Civil Beat/2022

The Future of Food & Agriculture in Hawaii Series is a partnership of:


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.

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