Welcome to the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) Strategic Plan for Fiscal Years 2022-2026. This plan will serve as our roadmap for the next five years to shape our decision making and effectively and efficiently accomplish our critical priorities.
NIFA’s mission is to lead and fund programs that advance agriculture- related sciences. Our investments play a critical role in building the evidence base and translating the evidence into action to ensure all Americans have access to safe, nutritious, and affordable foods, our farmers, ranchers and producers have equitable access to markets, and we are protecting and enhancing our environment with climate-smart agricultural decisions.
In developing this Strategic Plan, we considered feedback from a wide range of external stakeholders, Land-grant Universities, other partners, and our dedicated employees through listening sessions, focus groups and surveys. This plan reflects the tremendous sharing of information, ideas, and thoughts.