Market Development Branch

The mission of the Market Development Branch is to facilitate the development of the agricultural industry, consisting of commodity groups of agricultural producers and food processors, through the expansion of new and existing markets.  This branch assists Hawaii producers by sponsoring or participating in numerous projects and activities.

 GRANT WRITING WORKSHOP

  • UH-CTAHR economist, Stuart Nakamoto , will be holding workshops on grant writing for USDA Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) programs such as the Farmers’ Market Promotion Program and the Local Food Promotion Program.

    The workshops are free; however, please reserve your seat – for contact info, see link to flyers below:

HONOLULU  – Tuesday, April 7, 2015
4:30 to 9:00 p.m.
UH-Manoa, Agricultural Sciences Bldg, Rm 219
To view the flyer with more information and parking instructions, click here.

KONA – Wednesday, April 15, 2015
3:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Kona Cooperative Extension Service Conference Room
79-7381 Mamalahoa Highway, Kealakekua
To view the flyer with more info, click here.

HILO – Thursday, April 16, 2015
3:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Komohana Research and Extension Center
875 Komohana St. Hilo
To view the flyer with more info, click here.

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

PROJECTS AND ACTIVITIES

 

  • Seals of Quality – represents the cream of the crop of Hawaii’s agricultural producers

 

 

  • market research

REPORTS FUNDED BY THE MARKET DEVELOPMENT BRANCH

 

TRADE SHOWS         

HDOA coordinates trade shows on the Mainland, Japan, Canada and Europe

 

PLEASE CONTACT US IF YOU ARE:

  1. a Hawaii producer of an agricultural product or a manufacturer of a food product looking for promotional assistance or a market for your product, or
  2. a company wanting to be included or update information in our Hawaii Agriculture & Food Products Directory; fill out our Product Registration Form, or
  3. an individual or firm engaged in marketing an agriculture or food product from Hawaii and needing marketing information, or
  4. a non-profit agricultural or food manufacturing commodity association needing assistance in generic product promotion.

CONTACT INFO:

Hawaii Department of Agriculture
Agricultural Development Division
Market Development Branch
1428 South King Street
Honolulu, HI, 96814-2512

Phone: (808) 973-9595
Fax: (808) 973-9590
E-mail: hdoa.md@hawaii.gov