The Hawaiʻi Partnership for Climate-Smart Commodities

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Aims, Metrics, Output & Outcomes

Hawaiʻi's Climate-Smart Commodities

Aims:
  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. 
Metrics:
  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.
Outputs:
  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.
Outcomes:
  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.