Planning, Accountability, and Reporting Staff Factsheet

The Planning, Accountability and Reporting Staff (PARS) provides leadership to the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) in strategic planning, performance measurement, and evaluation.

NIFA Fact Sheet

The National Institute of Food and Agriculture addresses many challenges facing the nation through exemplary agricultural science. NIFA works with the best and brightest scientists to find innovative solutions to issues related to agriculture, food, the environment, and communities. With a timely, integrated approach and collaboration with other federal science agencies, NIFA also serves as a vital contributor to science policy decision-making. NIFA is the extramural science funding agency within USDA’s Research, Education, and Economics mission area.

NIFA Awards $23 Million in Grants to Improve Organic Agriculture Production

NIFA Awards $4.8 Million in Community Food Projects to Fight Food Insecurity and Hunger in Low-Income Communities

USDA Supports Research and Extension to Strengthen Specialty Crops Production

NIFA Awards $1.25 Million through the Alfalfa and Forage Research Program

NIFA Awards $1.3 Million for Aquaculture Research