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Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) is the program that deals with EPSCoR grants: – 10% of AFRI budget set aside for EPSCoR institutions, small-to-medium.

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1 Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) is the program that deals with EPSCoR grants: – 10% of AFRI budget set aside for EPSCoR institutions, small-to-medium sized institutions, and pre- and post-doctoral Fellows program – Foundational program with 6 topic areas: Plant Health and Production and Plant Products Animal Health and Production and Animal Products Food Safety, Nutrition, and Health Renewable Energy, Natural Resources, and Environment (RENRE) Agriculture Systems and Technology Agriculture Economics and Rural Communities (AE&RC) – Sustainable Bioenergy – Climate Variability and Change – Food Security – Food Safety – Childhood Obesity Prevention – NIFA Fellows

2 Agriculture and Food Research Initiative has several global change relevant solicitations: – 2013 Climate variability and change AFRI Program—Standard grants only for 2013 Currently 7 large $10-20 million consortia that integrate research education and extension (CAPs) – 2013 Sustainable bioenergy rfa—standard grants focus on environmental impacts, markets, policy and social science aspects, currently 9 regional CAPs – 2012 Earth System Modeling (joint with DOE and NSF) awards to be announced – 2013 Water Sustainability and climate (joint with NSF)—proposals due in September – International opportunity on agricultural GHG issued through FACCE-JPI, LOIs due March 27, proposals due September 3, must include at least 3 contributing countries International opportunity on agricultural GHG – Carbon Cycle Science (joint with NASA, DOE and NOAA) PD meetings each year—Next Climate Change PD meeting in Florida, February, Next Bioenergy PD meeting in DC October, See funded projects of climate change programclimate change program

3 Climate Change CAPS Iowa—Corn Oklahoma—Beef University of Idaho—Wheat Wisconsin—Dairy Florida--Pine 12 $5 million grants across the country

4 Global Research Alliance: 33 member countries USDA contacts: Alan Franzluebbers (ARS), Charlie Walthall (ARS), Nancy Cavallaro (NIFA), Mary Ann Rozum (NIFA) Lew Ziska (ARS

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6 The North American Carbon Program: Any project relevant to the NACP goals (attribution, diagnosis, prediction, and decision support) can join. Contact your funding agency’s CCIWG representative or Peter Griffith NACP Coordinator, or submit online and Peter will find the appropriate program and for international

7 USDA-ARS Long Term AGROECOSYTEM RESEARCH NETWORK (http://www.ars.usda.gov/ltar) Shared & coordinated research across sites Shared research protocols Compatible data across sites Capacity for cross-site data analysis Foster shared engagement as a network Additions via RFI & Review Panel other ARS watersheds other Federal agencies colleges & universities others meeting criteria 10 sites Areas: ,200 km 2 Data Record: 12 – 100 yr Neon Domains: 8 of 7 Major Drainage Basins: 8 of 18 Farm Resource Regions:7 of 9


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