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April 25, 2022

Three food system businesses win KS’ Mahi‘ai Match-Up competition

KS and its partners awarded agricultural and commercial agreements, in addition to $50,000 total in prizes to the winning Native Hawaiian-owned businesses, which include Waiāhole Poi Factory, Kanekoa Farm and ʻAwa Bird. See story »


April 13, 2022

Five food system businesses advance to finals of Mahiʻai Match-Up

Growers, restauranteurs, and food producers compete in business plan competition aimed strengthening Hawai‘i’s agriculture industry and food systems for future generations. See story »


November 15, 2021

KS collaborates on Mahi‘ai Match-Up to build resilient economies

Farmers and food system entrepreneurs have the opportunity to grow their business skills, complete a business plan and compete for agricultural land, commercial space agreements. Applications are currently being accepted. See story »


January 12, 2021

KS launches Mahi‘ai Scale-up to support local farmers, food distributors

Kamehameha Schools launched Mahi‘ai Scale-up, an agricultural business plan competition that helps established local farms and food system organizations grow their businesses. See story »


February 10, 2020

Mana ‘Ōlena wins Mahi‘ai Match-Up business plan competition

The East Hawai‘i farmer receives $10,000, five-year land agreement and business support to cultivate ‘ōlena, or turmeric. See story »


November 9, 2018

De La Mesa Farms wins Mahiʻai Scale-Up agricultural plan contest

De La Mesa Farms is the winner of the 2018 Mahiʻai Scale-Up, an agricultural business plan contest dedicated to increasing local food production to create a sustainable Hawai‘i. See story »


February 22, 2016

February 29 is Mahiʻai Match-Up deadline

Winners of the Mahi‘ai Match-Up agricultural business plan contest will share $35,000 in seed money and receive an agricultural land agreement for up to five years of waived rent from KS. See story »


August 13, 2014

August 15 is Mahi‘ai Match-Up deadline

Friday, August 15 is the deadline for farmers to enter the Mahi‘ai Match-Up agricultural business plan contest. The contest is cultivating farmers who grow products for the local market decreasing the state’s dependence on imported food. See story »


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