Strong local and regional food systems increase access to fresh foods in both rural and urban areas, reducing hunger (food insecurity) in at-risk communities. These food systems also create jobs throughout rural America, supporting small and mid-sized farmers and revitalizing rural economies. USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) supports local food systems through four major programs that foster productive relationships between farmers and communities.
The NIFA Data Gateway and the Search page of the Leadership Management Dashboard (LMD) use the Apache Lucene syntax for text searching. This basic guide provides instructions about how to use this syntax to search specific fields, or facets, for projects of interest.
Information related to NIFA's FY 2016 Budget. The FY 2016 House and Senate Appropriations Committee Actions is a brief memo that highlights specific portions of the 2017 bill that may be of specific interest to the Agency's partners. The FY 2016 Appropriations Table shows the distribution of funding in the 2016 Appropriations Bill.
AFRI Stakeholder Feedback
Ed-Facts shares information about new initiatives and activities in the realm of education at the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) and highlights the impacts of past projects.
General Terms and Conditions Grants and Cooperative Agreements March 2016
The Limited English Proficiency (LEP) Implementation Strategy of the U.S. Department of Justice and Untied States Department of Agriculture Guidance sets forth the recommended strategy and step-by-step procedures for ensuring that persons with Limited English proficiency (LEP) have meaningful access to programs and activities receiving Federal financial assistance from the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). It provides technical assistance to help recipients and sub-recipients implement USDA's Guidance to Federal Financial Assistance Recipients Regarding the Title VI Prohibition Against National Origin Discrimination Affecting Persons With Limited English Proficiency and to come into and maintain compliance with LEP requirements.
Dr. Chase Crawford, Director of the Antimicrobial Resistance Initiative, Association of Public & Land-grant Universities presented the APLU’s Antimicrobial Resistance Initiative from 12-1pm Eastern on 19 April 2016.
Frequently asked questions (FAQs) for the Veterinary Services Grant Program.
“McFadden Redux: 21st Century Challenges and Breeding” was presented by Dr. Sonny Ramaswamy, NIFA Director, on April 18, 2016 at the Edgar McFadden Symposium in San Antonio, Tx. The symposium was organized by Texas A&M University and South Dakota State University for the wheat research community. In his talk, Dr. Ramaswamy described the utility of research that uses holistic, “systems approaches” at the cellular, organismal, and ecological community level in order to provide the world adequate nutrition despite diminishing land and water resources and a changing climate.