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Making an Island Home for Fresh Food

Having nutritious and culturally appropriate food is a major concern in the Pacific Basin. Northern Marianas (Islands) College (NMC) researchers conducted trials on 14 vegetable species to ensure their viability in local growing conditions. NMC’s Aquaculture Development Center also established a fish breeding facility with a spawning program for egg production, fertilization, and hatching. NMC Extension educators are putting it all together with food and nutrition training through EFNEP.

NIFA originally published this impact in the NIFA 2017 Annual Report. Want to read about more impacts like this? Check out Fresh from the Field, a weekly bulletin showcasing transformative impacts made by grantees funded by NIFA.

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Farm Bill Priority Areas
Plant health, production, and products;
Animal health and production and animal products;
Food Safety, Nutrition, and Health
U.S. States and Territories
Northern Mariana Islands
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