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Economic Impacts of Improving Hawaii's Food Self-sufficiency

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Title: Economic Impacts of Improving Hawaii's Food Self-sufficiency
Authors: Leung, PingSun
Loke, Matthew
Keywords: agricultural economics
food security
Issue Date: Dec 2008
Publisher: University of Hawaii
Citation: Leung PS, Loke M. 2008. Economic impacts of improving Hawaii's food self-sufficiency. Honolulu (HI): University of Hawaii. 7 p. (Economic Impacts; EI-16).
Series/Report no.: 16
Economic Impacts
Abstract: Not much of the food consumed in Hawaii is produced in Hawaii; approximately $3.1 billion leaves the state annually to support agribusinesses elsewhere. The publication focuses on the economic multiplier effect of increasing food self-sufficiency. Taking into account the multiplier effects, replacing just 10 percent of imported foods would generate an estimated economy-wide impact of $188 million in sales, $47 million in earnings, $6 million in state tax revenues, and more than 2,300 jobs, assuming the availability of resources and infrastructure for such an expansion in production.
Pages/Duration: 7 pages
Appears in Collections:Economic Issues, 1997 - present

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