Soils Program: An Interdisciplinary Scientific Approach
Soil is a complex and dynamic natural resource that requires the use of a cross-cutting interdisciplinary scientific approaches to address its impact on agricultural productivity and sustainability, ecosystem stability, and global change. The following resources identify specific areas of focus within the soils program.
Global Change and Climate Program: An Interdisciplinary Scientific Approach
The nature of global change and climate require the use of a cross-cutting interdisciplinary scientific approach to address their impacts and to mitigate adverse effects on agricultural production and forest and rangeland resources. The following resources identify specific areas of focus within the program.
National Institute of Food and Agriculture Partnership Awards - 2013
National Institute of Food and Agriculture Partnership Awards for 2013
Institute of Bioenergy, Climate, and the Environment Factsheet
The Institute of Bioenergy, Climate, and Environment (IBCE) administers programs to address national science priorities that advance energy independence and help agricultural/forest/range production systems adapt to climate variables.
Institute of Youth, Family, and Community Factsheet
The Institute of Youth, Family, and Community(IFYC) addresses many of the human and community challenges that face the nation.
Center for International Programs Factsheet
The Center for International Programs enhances the effectiveness of NIFA and the U.S. institutions it supports in research, education, and extension to engage globally and advance U.S. agriculture.
Institute of Food Production and Sustainability Factsheet
The Institute of Food Production and Sustainability (IFPS) enhances food security through productive and sustainable agricultural systems.
Institute of Food Safety and Nutrition Factsheet
The Institute of Food Safety and Nutrition (IFSN ) leads the research, education, and Extension programs in food safety and nutrition.
Equal Opportunity Staff Factsheet
The Equal Opportunity Staff (EOS) provides leadership in planning, developing, and coordinating implementation of the intent of federal nondiscrimination laws and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) equal opportunity policy.
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.