Agriculture and Food Research Initiative – Food Security Challenge Area

The AFRI Food Security Challenge Area focuses on the societal challenge to keep American agriculture competitive and end world hunger by ensuring the availability and accessibility of safe and nutritious food. The long-term goal of the AFRI Food Security Challenge Area is to sustainably increase agricultural productivity and the availability and accessibility of safe and nutritious food.

In FY 2016, applications are solicited under the following two Program Area Priorities, representing two critical needs for meeting the food security challenge:

  1. New Frontiers in Pollinator Health: From Research to Application:
    • Requested Project Types – Integrated Projects only
    • Requested Grant Types – Standard and FASE (Strengthening Standard and New Investigator) grants only
    • Program Area Priority Contact: Dr. Mary Purcell-Miramontes (202) 401-5168,mpurcell@nifa.usda.gov(link sends e-mail)
  2. Breeding and Phenomics of Food Crops and Animals:
    • Requested Project Type –Research Projects only
    • Requested Grant Types – Standard and FASE (Strengthening Standard and New Investigator) grants only
    • Program Area Contacts:

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