Agriculture and Food Research Initiative - Water for Food Production Systems Challenge Area

This AFRI Challenge Area focuses on multidisciplinary systems approaches, which integrate new technologies and strategic management that solve water availability and quality challenges in food production systems.

The long-term goal of this program is to sustainably increase agricultural productivity

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and availability of safe and nutritious food while significantly reducing water use and preserving water quality.

The projects are expected to transform how abundant, safe, and nutritious food is produced, processed, distributed, and consumed within the limits of available water from traditional and non-traditional sources.

Applications are invited from eligible entities to submit integrated Research, Education and/or Extension projects in two specific grant types:
Coordinated Agricultural Projects (CAP) and Strengthening (Food and Agricultural Science Enhancement) CAP grants (see Water for Food Production Systems RFA for details).

Related Programs

Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI)

Department of Agriculture


Agency: Department of Agriculture

Office: National Institute of Food and Agriculture

Estimated Funding: $34,000,000


Who's Eligible


Relevant Nonprofit Program Categories



Obtain Full Opportunity Text:
Agriculture and Food Research Initiative - Water for Food Production Systems Challenge Area

Additional Information of Eligibility:
Applications may only be submitted by eligible entities.

Eligibility is linked to the project type.

All project types are described beginning in Part II, C.

Full Opportunity Web Address:
https://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/agriculture-and-food-research-initiative-water-food-production-systems-challenge

Contact:
NIFA Help Desk Phone: 202-401-5048 Business hours are M-F, 7:00 am -5:00 pm ET, excluding Federal holidays

Agency Email Description:
If you have any questions related to preparing application content

Agency Email:
electronic@nifa.usda.gov

Date Posted:
2017-03-24

Application Due Date:
2017-08-02

Archive Date:
2017-09-01


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