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Mahiʻai Match-Up

Mahiʻai Match-Up

Mahiʻai Match-Up is an agricultural business plan contest dedicated to increasing food production for the local market to create a sustainable Hawaiʻi. The contest is for farmers and other agricultural producers including ranching, fishery, nursery proprietors, and educational collaborators interested in growing food for Hawaiʻi.

Winning projects for this year will receive a prize pool valued at over $25,000.

Key dates

  • TBD: Registration opens
  • TBD: Registration and business plan summary deadline
  • TBD: First round semi-finalists notified
  • TBD: Final Business Plan deadline
  • TBD: Presentation to Judges
  • TBD: Finalists notified
  • TBD: Mahi‘ai A ‘Ola Farm to Table Event - Winners announcement

Judging Criteria (PDF)

Frequently Asked Questions (PDF)


Parcel information

  • Up to 10 acres in South Hilo
  • Specific parcel will be determined based on suitability of crop/plan

Pāhoehoe Ahupua‘a

Kalalau Ahupua‘a


Kawaiaha‘o Plaza

567 South King St
Honolulu, HI 96813
(808) 523-6200

KS Hawai‘i

16-716 Volcano Rd
Kea‘au, HI 96749
(808) 982-0000

KS Kapālama

1887 Makuakāne St
Honolulu, HI 96817
(808) 842-8211

KS Maui

275 ‘A‘apueo Pkwy
Pukalani, HI 96768
(808) 572-3100