USDA Announces the Availability of $16 Million to Support Food Production

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced the availability of more than $16 million in funding to support research, education and Extension efforts to improve food production and increase food security, defined as regular access to affordable, nutritious food. NIFA is funding the grants through the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) Food Security program.

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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: Continue reading