Grants Awarded: Social and Economic Development Strategies (SEDS)
Farm to Table Guam (FTG), a Native-run nonprofit based in Guam’s Tamuning village, has the mission to support local farmers and contribute to the well-being of the local community. In a few years of existence, FTG has been busy tackling Guam’s problem of food dependency. Though sustenance farming existed throughout Guam’s history, it has waned over time; today, only five percent of the island’s food is grown locally. In addition, the island’s economy is dependent on tourism and military spending, leaving local residents vulnerable to external economic shocks.