A Portfolio Approach to Equitably Scaling the Agricultural Sector

The Hawaiʻi Partnership for Climate-Smart Commodities

Our Mission

Accelerate the implementation of climate-smart practices centered on Hawaiʻi-based producers and ancestral practitioners who are supported by advocacy, incentives, technical assistance, and market development.

Our Vision

We envision transformation within Hawaiʻi’s agroecosystems, guided by innovative, contemporary science from both Western and Indigenous ways of knowing to address multiple, pressing challenges posed by climate change.

About Our Program & Offerings


At this time, Phase 1 participants have already been selected and enrollment is now closed. Phase 2 will have a competitive selection process.


The dashboard will be used to track on-farm, ranch and/or forest data and present it in an aggregated way to assess our collective progress towards our climate readiness goals.

More Info Coming Soon!

Our Partners

Our 5-year partnership is a network of producers and practitioners, community leaders, scientists and
place-based organizations within the agriculture, ranching, and forestry sectors.

Our Partners

Aims, Metrics, Output & Outcomes

Hawaiʻi's Climate-Smart Commodities

  1. Assist and support producers to overcome barriers and implement climate-smart practices through advocacy, incentives, and technical support;
  2. Build inclusive decision support tools that help producers to design, execute, and verify meaningful climate benefits optimized to outcomes of value to Hawaiʻi-based and Native Hawaiian producers;
  3. Create a vibrant localized market for verified climate-smart products produced in Hawaiʻi, for Hawaiʻi.
  1. Include improvements in soil carbon, greenhouse gas emissions, soil health, and socio-economic factors, plus any internally determined metrics for success set by working circles and guided by producers.
  1. Implementation of projects that improve climate-readiness across agricultural (including forestry, agroforestry, rangelands, and others) sectors and develop markets committed to sustainable practice and production in Hawaiʻi, for Hawaiʻi.
  1. Improved system resilience and equity for food and forest products;
  2. Transformed food systems for greater social equality-and economic development, and ecological sustainability;
  3. Inclusion of working lands in decarbonization strategy;
  4. Increase in local food production to support household food security;
  5. Normalization of indigenous and place-based food systems as a legitimate climate smart practice.