Program Overview

The CNMI is in need of staple crops to provide the people with nutritious food. One that is healthy, yields more fruits and has a long life. One such crop is breadfruit, a popular food source in the Pacific. There are several different kinds of breadfruit trees, one of the best among them is known as the Ma'a'fala. It is a fast-growing tree, shorter and bear fruits within 3 years. The breadfruit is gluten-free, a highly sought ingredient for nourishment of the body and its health benefits.