Programs

NIFA programs are the mechanism by which we pursue our mission to invest in and advance agricultural research, education, and extension to solve societal challenges. Some programs administer funding and offer leadership while others focus on national leadership and collaboration. For more information on a particular program, use the site’s search tool.

AFRI Sustainable Agricultural Systems

The Agriculture and Food Research Initiative's Sustainable Agricultural Systems (SAS) program area promotes the sustainable supply of abundant, affordable, safe, nutritious, and accessible food and other agricultural products, while enhancing economic opportunities and improving the long-term health and well-being of all Americans.

Biotechnology Risk Assessment Research Grants (BRAG) Program

The Biotechnology Risk Assessment Grants (BRAG) program supports projects that will assist Federal regulatory agencies make science-based decision regarding the environmental effects of introducing genetically engineered (GE) organisms by recombinant nucleic acid techniques.

Horticulture Programs

NIFA, through federal funding and program leadership, sustains cutting-edge horticultural research, education, and extension at our partner colleges and universities.

Agronomic & Forage Crops Program

NIFA supports research and extension efforts to achieve optimum economic returns with minimal adverse environmental impacts through the Agronomic & Forage Crops emphasis area.