USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has announced the availability of up to $80 million in funding for integrated projects to increase sustainable production of food and agricultural products. Funding is made through a new program in NIFA's Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) – Sustainable Agricultural Systems (SAS) program. This program focuses on system-level approaches that promote transformational changes in food and agricultural systems within the next 25 years. Applications are solicited for projects focused on increasing agricultural productivity; optimizing water and nitrogen use efficiency; protecting yield losses from stresses, diseases and pests; reducing food-borne diseases; and advancing development of biobased fuels, chemicals, and coproducts. Eligible applicants include colleges and universities, 1994 Land-Grant Institutions, and Hispanic-serving agricultural colleges and universities.
The deadline to submit a letter of intent is June 27, 2018.
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