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January 25, 2016

What’s the “Future of Agriculture in Hawaii?” Learn more on 3.15.16 at TEDxHonoluluSalon

Categories: Food | Featured | Speech

From TEDxHonolulu

The more we learn about it, the more we understand that everything is deeply interconnected with agriculture in Hawaii: sustainability, development, community, health, culture…and so much more.

TEDxHonoluluSalon 6 will explore “The Future of Agriculture in Hawaii.” It will focus on how agriculture will be more integrated into our communities, and how technology will address the pressures of climate change, population growth and profitability. We’ll also examine how changing our perspective of the public’s role in agriculture can change agriculture’s role in society.

From small farmers to high-impact investors, everyone seems to have a vision for Hawaii’s agricultural future. Our featured speakers include representatives of three of the most fascinating players in this phenomenon:

  • Steven Chiang of GoFarm Hawaii, Hawaii’s premier beginning farmer training program working to enhance our food security and economy by increasing the number of local agricultural producers.
  • Kyle Datta, general partner of Ulupono Initiative, a Hawaii-focused impact investing firm focusing on locally produced food; clean, renewable energy; and waste reduction.
  • Vena A’dae Romero-Briones, Director of Community Development for Pulama Lanai, an island community driven by economic diversity, powered by renewable energy, and marked by rich cultural and natural resources.

A selection of new TED Talks videos will be screened to provide global perspectives on agricultural issues, and small group discussions will allow us to dig deeper and expand our learning.

Get your tickets now…we’ll see you there!