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$5M agricultural grants program necessary for Oahu farmers

  • STAR-ADVERTISER / 2017
                                Kahumana Organic Farms grows their own produce like dragon fruit. “(The agricultural grants program) probably received over two or three hundred proposals (from) people who were ready to expand their operations. There’s tons of people who need funding,” Saleh Azizi, a farmer and community development coordinator at Kahumana.

    STAR-ADVERTISER / 2017

    Kahumana Organic Farms grows their own produce like dragon fruit. “(The agricultural grants program) probably received over two or three hundred proposals (from) people who were ready to expand their operations. There’s tons of people who need funding,” Saleh Azizi, a farmer and community development coordinator at Kahumana.

The City Council has appropriated $5 million in the city’s operating budget meant to increase local food production, and it’s a much-needed source of funding for farmers. Read more

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