USDA AFRI Foundational Program - Agriculture Economics and Rural Communities – A1601 (SFS- SNE- HFC)
Date: July 28, 2017
Time: All Day
Contact: Vanity Campbell
Funding Opportunity Number: USDA-NIFA-AFRI-006351
Funding Organization's Deadline: Friday, July 28, 2017 at 5:00 PM PST
Discipline/Subject Area: Community development; Economic development
ANR Priority Area(s): SFS, SNE, HFC
Funding Available($): $500,000
Description: The Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) is America’s flagship competitive grants program that provides funding for fundamental and applied research, education, and extension projects in the food and agricultural sciences. The purpose of the AFRI is to support research, education, and extension work by awarding grants to solve key problems of local, regional, national, and global importance in sustaining conventional, organic, and urban agricultural systems. These include farm efficiency, profitability and sustainability, ranching, bioenergy, forestry, aquaculture, rural communities and entrepreneurship, human nutrition, mitigating impacts of biotic and abiotic constraints on food production, food safety, mitigating food waste and food loss, physical and social sciences, home economics and rural human ecology, biotechnology, and classical breeding. Through this support, AFRI advances knowledge in both fundamental and applied sciences important to agriculture. It also allows AFRI to support education and extension activities that deliver science-based knowledge to end users, allowing them to make informed, practical decisions.
In this RFA, NIFA requests applications for six AFRI priority areas through the Foundational Program for FY 2017.
- Plant health, and production and plant products;
- Animal health, and production and animal products;
- Food safety, nutrition, and health;
- Bioenergy, natural resources, and environment;
- Agriculture systems and technology; and
- Agriculture economics and rural communities
Agriculture Economics and Rural Communities
The AERC Program Area supports rigorous social science projects, including behavioral and experimental economics research and analysis, that informs decision making and policy design to enhance the sustainability of agricultural production systems, both conventional and organic, and related activities in rural areas, protect the environment, enhance quality of life, and alleviate poverty. Topical issues include, but are not limited to, the interactions between agriculture, environment and communities in rural areas; demographic changes and impacts; consumer preferences or behavior; decision-making under uncertainty; crop insurance; availability of credit and financing; market structure and performance; and policy design and impact. The AERC Program Area supports social and behavioral science disciplines. Interdisciplinary efforts involving social and nonsocial science disciplines are also invited.
Small and Medium-Sized FarmsProgram Area Priority Code – A1601
Project periods of up to 5 years.
Letter of Intent not required for this program area priority
This program area priority will accept either research-only or integrated project applications to address priorities and related issues focusing on the development and/or adoption of new models to assist agricultural (farm, forest, or ranch) landowner/manager decision making with respect to appropriate scale management strategies and technologies to enhance economic efficiency and sustainability, including the viability and competitiveness of small and medium-size dairy, poultry, livestock, crop, forestry, and other operations. Topics for research-only or integrated project applications include, but are not limited to:
OCG Note: Please note any changes to the funding opportunity including deadline dates may not be updated to this calendar. Please visit the Sponsor's website below for additional information.