NIFA is working to eradicate food deserts through the Community Food Project (CFP) grants program. CFPs give communities the funds they need to re-establish local control over their food supply. NIFA originally published this impact in the 2015 Annual Report.
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The STEM Engagement for the Enrichment of Diverse Students (SEEDS) program is a four-year effort to encourage underrepresented students, primarily Hispanic, to pursue graduate degrees.NIFA originally published this impact in the in the NIFA 2015 Annual Report.
RootDown LA, a community food project operating in three South Los Angeles neighborhoods with the help of the youth participants, works closely with members of the community to grow fresh fruits and vegetables and provide access to more quality food. NIFA originally published this impact in the 2015 Annual Report.
The National Agricultural Literacy Curriculum Matrix is a new approach to promote agricultural literacy among K-12 students managed by Utah State University Extension and part of the National Agriculture in the Classroom’s (AITC) program, is an online collection of educational resources that are relevant, engaging, and designed to meet the educational requirements and agricultural literacy outcomes for formal educators. NIFA originally published this impact in the in the NIFA 2015 Annual Report.
Kentucky 4-H makes it possible for more than 150,000 youth each year to experience life skill decision making through development of critical thinking, problem solving, and scientific processing skills. These skills will not only help them in relation to STEM fields, but also allow them to make better, more analytical decisions in all aspects of their lives. NIFA originally published this impact in the in the NIFA 2015 Annual Report.