Governor Ige is working to double local food production by 2020 to transform our economy and create a more sustainable Hawaiʻi.
Helping local farmers. Provided more than $8.1 million in ag loans to Hawaiʻi farmers, aquaculture operations, and water associations.
Increasing agriculture production. Doubled state ag land inventory by acquiring more than 2,500 acres of former pineapple and sugar plantation lands for agriculture production.
Protecting Hawaiʻi’s fauna. Completed Hawaiʻi Interagency Biosecurity Plan—first comprehensive plan that coordinates strategies between agencies to protect Hawaiʻi from invasive species.
Protecting our most precious resource.Developed water and renewable energy resources to support agricultural efforts.
- Aiding organic farmers. Established a tax credit to assist and support organic farmers.
Protecting Ohia trees. Provided $1.264 million to fight Rapid Ohia Death and sustain Ohia tree forests that are the jewel of Hawaiʻi Island.