HONOLULU (May 15, 2012) – The Office of Hawaiian Affairs announced today that its non-profit subsidiary, Hi‘ipoi, LLC, will transition ownership and management of Makaweli Poi Mill to a Kaua‘i community organization.
“We want to ensure that people in the Kaua‘i kalo community would become the new owners and managers of Makaweli Poi Mill,” said Dr. Kamana‘opono Crabbe, OHA’s CEO.
Hi‘ipoi’s plan allows decisions affecting Kaua‘i’s taro farmers and poi supply to be made by those closest to the situation. “We know that local decision making is important for our Hawaiian community. So our transition plan is intended to make