Hawaiʻi Entrepreneur Awards 2022: Lauren Nahme and Kāʻeo Duarte Kamehameha Schools

March 1, 2022 (Hawai‘i Business) Kamehameha Schools, the state’s largest private landowner, established the $10 million Hawai‘i Food Systems Fund in November as part of a “holistic approach” to aligning its institutional and investment goals, Duarte says.

He says the institution’s investment in food systems is expected to have “a positive ripple effect on our farmers and our renters and our tenants across the state.”

The fund is focused on local investments to support food production, distribution, processing, purchasing and consumption; $2.89 million has been invested in businesses contributing to the sustainability and growth of local food systems, says Duarte.

Hawai‘i ‘Ulu Co-op was the first: It received $300,000 to scale up breadfruit production statewide.

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