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.

Biotechnology Programs

NIFA funds research, education, and extension activities that address the benefits, utilization, and risks of biotechnology.

Aquaculture

NIFA provides leadership and funding for aquaculture research, technology development, and extension education to help meet increasing global seafood demand, leading to improved health, vibrant economies, and food security.

Plant Breeding, Genetics & Genomics Programs

NIFA provides leadership and coordination for national genomics research, supports plant breeding through multi-state efforts to identify critical needs, and helps focus federal research dollars on cutting-edge plant improvement for human and animal health, food security, sustainable production, and bioenergy.