Reports

Bulgaria Development Project, 1993 - 1996

In 1993 the former Extension Service (ES), USDA, successfully developed and conducted pilot extension programs at Plovdiv, Kyustendil, and Gorna Oriahovitsa in collaboration with three Bulgarian agricultural research institutes, a seed propagation station, regional agricultural officials, mayors, and other local agricultural leaders.

Armenia Marketing Assistance Project, 1992-2004

Starting in the early 1990s, the International Programs office of NIFA worked in partnership with the Armenian agricultural sector for more than a decade. In the early years, the project focused on the development of an applied research and extension capacity, helping to ease the transition to a free market economy.

Republic of the Congo-Brazzaville and Rwanda Agricultural Development Projects

In the Congo, land-grant university experts, recruited by NIFA, developed a teacher training manual, a pocket guide, teacher lesson plans, and teaching aids, such as posters and demonstration kits that supplement classroom instruction of the teachers. The manual explains how to develop a school garden and how to incorporate the garden into the classroom as a teaching aide for science and other subjects.

21st Century Nanotechnology Research and Development Act

The Nanotechnology Research and Development Act authorizes funding for nanotechnology R&D

CYFAR Program Annual Report 2013

The Children, Youth and Families at Risk (CYFAR) Annual Report provides an overview of accomplishments and outcomes of the CYFAR grant program.

USDA Strategic Plan FY 2014 - 2018

USDA's fiscal year 2014-2018 Strategic Plan.

Report on Federal Manufacturing R&D Priorities

This 2008 government report outlines three areas of opportunity for manufac­turing R&D, including nanotechnology, and describes critical manufacturing technology issues that need to be addressed in each area in order to make progress.

Bioeconomy-Bioenergy-Bioproducts Portfolio Strategic Plan

The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) Bioeconomy-Bioenergy-Bioproduct (B3) Program Portfolio supports research, development, demonstration, extension, and education at the nexus of rural economic development, climate change, environmental services, food security, and National energy security.

Best Practices in Nutrition Education for Low-Income Audiences

This resource can be used as a self-assessment tool to identify both program strengths and areas for improvement to better align programs with best practices. Additionally, this resource may serve as a guide for future educator training topics, or as a tool for strategic and long-term program planning. As more programs successfully implement and use these best practices, fidelity and efficacy of nutrition education improves.

Agroclimate Science Portfolio Strategic Plan

NIFA’s Agroclimatology program has created and maintained a diverse, yet focused, portfolio addressing climate variability and change in agriculture and natural resources systems, with a mix of natural and social sciences, mathematics, and engineering which has led towards developing a better understanding of Earth-system processes; creating sophisticated predictive models; supporting advances in data management and sharing; and is working to build an expert scientific workforce to address climate related issues in agriculture.