2016 AFRI and NIWQP Project Directors Meeting
The National Institute of Food and Agriculture hosted the FY2016 Agricultural and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) and the National Integrated Water Quality (NIWQP) Project Directors Meeting.
The meeting brought together project directors, co-project directors, graduate students, and collaborators from the National Integrated Water Quality Program (NIWQP, FY2010-2014), the Agricultural and Food Research Initiative (AFRI), Water for Agriculture Challenge Area (FY2014-2015), AFRI Foundational RENRE (FY2011-2013) program, and AFRI Foundational BENRE (FY2014-FY2015) program. The meeting provided the opportunity for NIFA staff to interact with awardees and learn more about the success of their projects, identify outcomes, and learn about current research needs. It also provided the opportunity for awardees to get the most recent updates on program priorities and new programs.
This year, we had additional breakout sessions for more interaction and networking opportunity. We expect that the interaction among awardees provided the opportunity for collaboration that will help in the development of future NIFA awards.