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Agriculture and Food Research Initiative - Water for Food Production Systems Challenge Area

This AFRI Challenge Area focuses on multidisciplinary systems approaches, which integrate new technologies and strategic management that solve water availability and quality challenges in food production systems. The long-term goal of this program is to sustainably increase agricultural productivity and availability of safe and nutritious food while significantly reducing water use and preserving water quality. The projects are expected to transform how abundant, safe, and nutritious food is produced, processed, distributed, and consumed within the limits of available water from traditional and non-traditional sources. Applications are invited from eligible entities to submit integrated Research, Education and/or Extension projects in two specific grant types: Coordinated Agricultural Projects (CAP) and Strengthening (Food and Agricultural Science Enhancement) CAP grants — see Water for Food Production Systems RFA for details.

Dates may vary. Please see RFA for exact details.

1862 Land-Grant Institutions
1890 Land-Grant Institutions
1994 Land-Grant Institutions
Hispanic-Serving Institutions
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State Controlled Institutions of Higher Ed
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Note: This RFA invites only integrated projects to apply. Please see Part III, A. of the current AFRI Water for Food Production Systems RFA for more specific eligibility requirements for integrated projects. Applications from ineligible institutions will not be reviewed.

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