Agriculture and Food Research Initaitve (7 U.S.C. 450i(b))
The Agriculture and Food Research Initiative is NIFA’s flagship competitive grants program. It benefits the nation in numerous ways, providing:
- America’s farmers and foresters with the genomic data and biotechnology tools to expand food and fiber production, processing, and international trade.
U.S. healthcare professionals with insight into the relationships between diet and health.
Extension specialists and their clients expanded knowledge about water quality to help protect the environment and safeguard our food systems.
University educators with the funding to train new generations of food, agriculture, and natural resource scientists.