In the Commonwealth of the Northern
Mariana Islands, our whole program is
devoted to small scale farming. The
economies of scale brought about by
mechanization is nonexistent in our tiny
islands. Average farms range from 0.5
to 5 hectares.
Most livestock is for family consumption
only, including poultry, swine and cattle.
Currently, Saipan has only 3 commercial
poultry operations and only one or two
part-time swine producers.
Having a mild tropical climate, Saipan
vegetable and ornamental producers are
able to grow and harvest crops
throughout the year. Most of our
programs are designed to provide
technical assistance to these producers
in the areas of crop protection, soil and
water conservation, Low Input
Sustainable Agriculture, and others.
Ray S. MacDuff
Northern Marianas College,
Agriculture Life Sciences,
P.O. Box 1250,
Saipan, MP 96950.
Phone: (670) 234-9024, Ext. 1704
Fax: (670) 234-0054