The Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) Sustainable Agricultural Systems (SAS) RFA is in its third year of soliciting competitive grants. The purpose of SAS is to support projects that will help transform the U.S. food and agricultural system to increase agricultural production by 40% in sustainable ways as we approach a world population of 10 billion by 2050, and to do so in the context of economic, societal, and environmental attributes of sustainability. For Fiscal Year 2021, the AFRI SAS RFA presents two program area priorities: Sustainable Agricultural Systems (A9201) and Sustainable Agricultural Systems Program Evaluation (A9211). Letter of Intent is required for each program. Approximately $150 million will be available to fund non-renewable grants through this competition: 1) up to $10,000,000 per project for fully integrated (including research, education, and extension activities) Coordinated Agricultural Projects (CAPs) and Strengthening CAPs in A9201; and 2) up to one $1 million research project grant to evaluate the AFRI SAS program in A9211. This webinar is an opportunity to learn more about the SAS RFA and its application process.
The webinar will be held on December 10, 2020 from 2pm – 3 pm ET (1pm – 2pm CT). If you have questions after attending the webinar and reading the AFRI SAS RFA and SAS FAQ, email the AFRI Sustainable Agricultural Systems Team.
During the question and answer portion, we ask that you submit questions via the webinar Q&A function. A recording of the webinar will be made available.
Webinar link: https://www.zoomgov.com/j/1613672066
Information obtained through the National Institute for Food and Agriculture