We Fund Pioneering Research
We Invest in the Scientific Workforce
Scientific Workforce Programs
FFAR award amount $285,083
Year Awarded 2016
Total award amount $570,165
Location Davis, CA
Matching Funders UC Davis Dean's Office
Soil health management practices are promoted as feasible, complementary approaches to high-input strategies to increase food production and decrease agriculture’s environmental footprint. However, the role crop plants play in using soil health to increase yields is often overlooked. University of California, Davis researchers are transforming soil health into yield by exploring the relationship between root systems, soil health and crop productivity to identify how producers can grow resilient crops using sustainable practices at scale.
FFAR award amount $300,000
Total award amount $600,000
Location Ithaca, NY
Matching Funders ADM Animal Nutrition, Evonik Nutrition & Care GmbH
When consumers make food choices, they choose between nutritional content and more immediate attributes, such as taste. Cornell University researchers are promoting healthier food choices by highlighting certain attributes of food choices through laboratory and field experiments.
Subscribe to our newsletter for the latest updates.