AFRI Foundational: Agriculture Economics and Rural Communities

Program: 
Agriculture and Food Research Initiative | AFRI Foundational Program | Environmental & Resource Economics Programs

This AERC Program Area supports projects involving rigorous research and analysis that improves the sustainability of agricultural and related activities in rural areas, protects the environment, enhances quality of life, and alleviates 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; market structure and performance; policy design and impact; or agricultures impact on the environment. The AERC Program Area primarily supports social and behavioral science disciplines such as economics, sociology, political science, history, geography and others. Interdisciplinary efforts involving social and nonsocial science disciplines are also invited. Domestic and international partnerships that leverage resources and are mutually beneficial to the applicant, other U.S. states, or other countries are encouraged.

Important Dates

Posted Date: 
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Closing Date: 
Thursday, April 30, 2015
Other Due Date: 
Economics, Markets and Trade: Thursday, April 30, 2015
Letter of Intent not required for this Program Area
| Environmental and Natural Resource Economics: Thursday, April 30, 2015
Letter of Intent not required for this Program Area Priority
| Small and Medium-Sized Farms: Thursday, April 30, 2015
Letter of Intent not required for this Program Area Priority
| Innovation for Rural Entrepreneurs and Communities: Thursday, April 30, 2015
Letter of Intent not required for this Program Area Priority

Additional Information

For More Information Contact: 
Robbin Shoemaker
Contact for Electronic Access Problems: 
electronic@nifa.usda.gov
Funding Opportunity Number: 
USDA-NIFA-AFRI-004915
CFDA number: 
10.310
Abstracts of Funded Projects: 
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Relevant Documents: 
Estimated Total Program Funding: 
$116,000,000
Percent of Applications Funded: 
0%
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement: 
For equipment grants and if commodity specific. See RFA for details.
Range of Awards: 
$0 - $0