USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) invests in research, education, and extension that will guide how society can best meet the growing demand for water, food, and energy. NIFA will invest in systems science research that addresses all three elements at the same time because of their dynamic interaction within natural and human environments. NIFA’s initial investment is through a collaboration with the National Science Foundation under a joint solicitation for proposals called Innovations at the Nexus of Food, Energy, and Water Systems (INFEWS). A total of $50 million will be awarded to successful applicants in 2016.
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