Island Food Community of Pohnpei is a small local non-profit organization that has been instrumental in promoting local island food to alleviate food related health problems in Micronesia since World Food Day 2004.
We work with a community-based, inter-agency participatory approach to improve the quality of life of Micronesian people who face epidemic health issues caused by a decrease in local food production and consumption and a neglect of the traditional food systems with the recent shift to reliance on imported food.
We aim to increase self-reliance through traditional food production that provides the benefits of food security, sustainable development, improved health, economic benefits, cultural preservation, and human dignity, whilst at the same time protecting the environment through small-scale agroforestry.
IFCP not only promotes local food production and consumption but also advocates for public policy change, maintains a genebank of biodiversity conservation, develops innovative preservation, storage and cooking methods, teaches nutrition education, and aims to create income-generating small-processed local foods industry.
Our "Go Local" campaign for promoting local food for its "CHEEF" benefits (Culture, Health, Environment, Economy and Food security) is a consistent message in all of our projects to achieve our mission and vision.
P. O. Box 1995
Kolonia, Pohnpei 96941 Federated States of Micronesia
Pohnpei Botanical Garden, Kolonia, Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia