Agriculture and Food Research Initiative - Resilient Agroecosystems in a Changing Climate Challenge Area

The AFRI Resilient Agroecosystems in a Changing Climate Challenge Area supports activities that enable the nation's agriculture and forest lands to adapt to current and future climate conditions (including increased droughts and other extreme events), maintain or increase production, efficiently

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use soil and water resources, and improve soil, water and air conditions.

Land managers are experiencing more variable weather patterns, especially with regard to water issues such as more intense patterns of droughts and floods, and the lengthening of the growing season over the last three decades.

Research results from this challenge area will lead to improved management systems and crop varieties that consider the risks associated with a more variable environment.

Another long-term outcome of this challenge area is reducing the environmental impact while maintaining a productive food, feed, fiber, and fuel system.
Related Programs

Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI)

Department of Agriculture


Agency: National Institute of Food and Agriculture

Office:

Estimated Funding: $6,300,000


Who's Eligible


Relevant Nonprofit Program Categories



Obtain Full Opportunity Text:
Agriculture and Food Research Initiative - Resilient Agroecosystems in a Changing Climate

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.Applicants must respond to the Program Area priorities and deadlines found in this RFA.

Grant recipients may subcontract to organizations not eligible to apply provided such organizations are necessary for the conduct of the project.

Failure to meet an eligibility criterion by the application deadline may result in the application being excluded from consideration or, even though an application may be reviewed, will preclude NIFA from making an award (see Part III B).



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Agency Email:
electronic@nifa.usda.gov

Date Posted:
2017-04-17

Application Due Date:
2017-07-13

Archive Date:
2017-08-12


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