NIFA has funded — through the Rapid Response to Extreme Weather Events Across Food and Agriculture Systems program — a University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign project related to drought and dust storms and a University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa project related to the Maui wildfire. Rapid responses to extreme weather events are critical to maintaining a secure, accessible, safe, nutritious, affordable and abundant food supply. Innovative Extension and applied research efforts are needed to alleviate the impacts of extreme weather and disasters across the food and agricultural system. Funded through NIFA’s Agriculture and Food Research Initiative, this program is designed to rapidly deploy strategies and fill knowledge and information gaps to protect the nation’s food and agricultural supply chains — from production through consumption — during and after extreme weather and disasters.
List of Awardees
- University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
- University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa