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Social Implications of Food and Agriculture Technologies

This program area priority within the Agriculture Economics and Rural Communities (AERC) program area supports the examination of the social implications of technology as a form of technology assessment that anticipates the unforeseen and unintended consequences of technological innovation, including cultural, health, welfare, equity, ethical, and environmental impacts. A critical lesson learned from past experiences with the application of scientific discoveries and technological innovations to agricultural production is that public trust in science begins with, and requires ongoing transparency and open deliberation. Technologies such as gene drives and genome editing, big data, and autonomous technologies and systems have tremendous capability in shaping the future of agriculture, requiring the scientific community to develop effective means of communicating and engaging with the public. 

Program Area Priority Code – A1642
Program Area Priority Contact –  Robbin Shoemaker
For more information on this RFA ​see AFRI RFA ​pages 58-60.

other resources:

ABSTRACTS FOR PREVIOUSLY AWARDED PROJECTS FOR THIS PROGRAM AREA PRIORITY:

A1642 Abstracts from our CRIS database
 

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