RFA for AFRI Food Security Program has been released

The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) is pleased to announce the release of the FY 2015 Request for Applications (RFA) for the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) Food Security Program.  AFRI is a competitive grant program to provide funding for fundamental and applied research, education, and extension projects in food and agricultural sciences.  The goal of the Food Security program is to invest in agricultural production research, education, and extension programs for more sustainable, productive and economically viable plant and animal production systems.  In FY 2015, applications are sought in the following priority areas:

1. Agricultural Production Systems

2. Breeding and Genomics of Crops and Livestock

3. National Strategy for Sustainable Crop and Livestock Production in the United States

Letter of Intent Deadline:  April 2, 2015

Application Deadline:  June 4, 2015

The full announcement can be found at:




If you have questions regarding the RFA, please contact the appropriate program area contact listed in the RFA.

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