Recent Trends in Hawaii’s Green Economy: Agriculture, Energy and Natural Resource Management
Data geeks rejoice! A new report from the University of Hawai’i Economic Research Organization (UHERO
) was just released indicating economic growth in three key sustainability sectors: Agriculture, Energy and Natural Resource Management.
The agricultural sector has data on farmer salary, total acreage, production expenditures, and consumption of locally produced goods. Among the highlights:
Hawai’i agriculture expenditures were $684 million in 2012, up from $530 million in 2010. The number of farms decreased from 7,500 in 2007 to 7,000 in 2012, but the average farm production expenses per acre increased over the same period, from $499 to $606.
View the full report here.