A Portfolio Approach to Equitably Scaling the Agricultural Sector

The Hawaiʻi Partnership for Climate-Smart Commodities

Our Mission

Develop equitable practices, data systems, and decision support tools to promote and actuate meaningful climate benefits in agroecosystems guided by Hawaiʻi-based producers and ancestral practitioners.

Our Vision

Rebuilding health, equity, resilience and sustainability in Hawaiʻi’s landscapes and communities.

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.

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Meet the Team

We are community leaders, non-profits, and researchers across the state supporting Hawaiʻi-based producers and ancestral practitioners.

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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 investments, 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 gasses, soil health, and socio-economic factors, plus any internally determined metrics for success set by working circles and guided by producers. Specific key indicators to be identified during the project.
  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.
Interest Form Under Development

Please review more information and details on the Producers Page. Mahalo!