7 Feb 2013

CNMI farmers look at ensuring food security in communities

11:22 am on 7 February 2013

Farmers in the Northern Marianas are learning how to organise and sustain their own cooperative this month, after getting federally funded training.

The Saipan Tribune paper reports the aim is to strengthen efforts to sustain crop and livestock production and ensure food security in communities.

Farmers from Tinian and Rota also will have the opportunity to undergo the free training via teleconferencing.

The 45,000 US dollar training grant is part of a 1 million dollar technical assistance grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Interior's Office of Insular Affairs.