The National Research Council is reviewing the USDA Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI). As part of its information gathering process, the committee is conducting a web-based solicitation to seek input about this flagship competitive grants program.   If you are involved in research, education, and extension, or are a user and beneficiary of AFRI research (producers, industry, and the general public), we’d like to hear from you.  We would appreciate it if you could complete the online solicitation here by August 15, 2013.   Please circulate the link to your colleagues and encourage them to provide their comments. The online form takes about 10 minutes to complete.  Send any questions about the solicitation to Evonne Tang.

AFRI Food Security RFA has been released

The FY 2013 Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) Food Security RFA was released March 18, 2013.

It includes two program areas, both of which may be of interest to pest managers:

1)      Reducing Crop and Livestock Losses

2)      Food Security Conference or Workshop

Deadlines include:

Letter of Intent:  Monday, April 29, 2013

Applications must be received by by 5 p.m. Eastern Time on Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Funding Opportunity Number:  USDA-NIFA-AFRI-004192

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