Oahu RC&D hosted a series of four workshops across Hawaii to engage women producers on the risk management topics of Agri-tourism, Marketing, Cost of Production, Federal and State Farm Programs, and Food Safety. These topics are vital to farm profitability in Hawaii due to high costs of inputs and land. Workshops reached a total of 116 women farmers across the state, and included peer-to-peer learning by featuring local women producers who have successfully employed risk management tools, supported by professionals with technical expertise.
Workshops included morning presentations on risk management topics, a lunch-time “Women Farmer Panel Discussion,” and concluded with an open work session that allowed hands-on use of tools (e.g. participants went thru a cost of production exercise with a producer-professional team that answered questions and provided immediate feedback).
A portion of grant funds were used to retain technical expertise that enabled women producers to implement risk management tools, resulting in increased risk management capacity and farm profitability.
Number of Participants: 139
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