Programs

NIFA programs are the mechanism by which we pursue our mission to invest in and advance agricultural research, education, and extension to solve societal challenges. Some programs administer funding and offer leadership while others focus on national leadership and collaboration. For more information on a particular program, use the site’s search tool.

Food Science & Technology Programs

NIFA’s Food Science and Technology program funds research projects and conducts leadership activities aimed at improving the processes, safety, and quality of foods.

Food Safety

NIFA's food safety program funds research, education and extension activities to improve the safety of the food supply.