USDA NIFA Announces Funding for New Program for Water for Food Production Systems

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A new Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) seeks to fund projects which propose multidisciplinary systems approaches that 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 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. This program area is seeking to bridge between conversation and food safety. While eligibility to apply is limited to certain institutions of higher education, opportunities to find solutions to regulatory problems for producers and to participate as collaborators also exist. For additional information click here.