AFRI Foundational: Agriculture Economics and Rural Communities

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

This AFRI Foundational Program Area of Agriculture Economics and Rural Communities (AERC) 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: 
Friday, May 13, 2016
Closing Date: 
Wednesday, August 31, 2016
Other Due Date: 
Economics, Markets and Trade: Thursday, August 11, 2016
Letter of Intent not required for this Program Area
| Environmental and Natural Resource Economics: Thursday, August 18, 2016
Letter of Intent not required for this Program Area Priority
| Behavioral and Experimental Economic Applications for Agri-Environmental Policy Design: Thursday, July 14, 2016
Letter of Intent not required for this Program Area Priority
| Small and Medium-Sized Farms: Thursday, August 25, 2016
Letter of Intent not required for this Program Area Priority
| Innovation for Rural Entrepreneurs and Communities: Wednesday, August 31, 2016
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-005843
CFDA number: 
10.310
Abstracts of Funded Projects: 
Read the Abstract
Previous fiscal year(s) RFA: 
Estimated Total Program Funding: 
$17,000,000
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement: 
For equipment grants and if commodity specific. See RFA for details.