Awarded Grants
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FFAR Grant Advances Equitable Food Access

Year Awarded   2022

FFAR award amount   $1,000,000

Total award amount   $2,086,928

Location   Cleveland, OH

Matching Funders   Modeling the Future of Food in Your Neighborhood Study Partners

The Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR) is awarding an additional $1 million grant to Case Western Reserve University to build upon a 2018 Tipping Points grant by assessing efforts to improve food system equity through coordinated community-initiated engagement.

FFAR Vet Fellows Fourth Cohort

Year Awarded   2022

Total award amount   $10,000 per student

Location   Washington, D.C.

Matching Funders   American Association of Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC)

The Foundation for Food & Agriculture Research (FFAR) announced the 13 recipients of the 2022 Veterinary Student Research Fellowships (Vet Fellows) in partnership with the American Association of Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC). This fellowship creates opportunities for veterinary students to pursue research on global food security and sustainable animal production.

UC Davis Receives FFAR Grant to Help Improve Vineyard Soil Health

Year Awarded   2022

FFAR award amount   $999,003

Total award amount   $2,600,000

Location   Davis, CA

Program   Seeding Solutions

Matching Funders   Jackson Family Wines

Regenerative agriculture, which uses holistic farming and grazing practices to strengthen soil health and crop productivity, may help grape vines become more resilient to changing climate conditions. However, more research is needed to increase adoption of regenerative agriculture practices on vineyards. FFAR awarded a Seeding Solutions grant to the University of California, Davis to assess the effects of regenerative practices on vineyard soil health.

Kirchner Food Fellowship HBCU 2022-23 Cohort

Year Awarded   2022

Location   Jacksonville, FL and Washington, D.C.

Matching Funders   The Kirchner Impact Foundation

The Kirchner Food Fellowship, an initiative of the Kirchner Impact Foundation, announced the fellows for the second Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) cohort. As a pioneering program in developing the next generation of venture capital in food and agriculture, the program launched the dedicated HBCU cohort to help address the lack of diversity within the venture capital sector.

PIP Indoor Tomato Farming Project

Year Awarded   2022

Total award amount   $2,112,454

Location   Gainesville, FL

Matching Funders   AeroFarms, BASF, Fluence by OSRAM, GreenVenus, Priva

Controlled environment agriculture is a promising opportunity to sustain and develop our food systems despite climate change. Yet, there is still limited knowledge of the conditions popular crops need to thrive indoors. Controlled environment agriculture’s potential is also hampered by scientists’ lack of understanding of genetic advantages that can smooth a crop’s transition to indoor farming. University of Florida researchers are defining and enhancing the physical and genetic traits in tomatoes that affect flavor and that can make them suitable for controlled environments.

Ohio State University Study Examines Soil Organic Carbon-Enhancing Practices

Year Awarded   2022

FFAR award amount   $5,000,000

Total award amount   $15,000,000

Location   Columbus, OH

Program   AgMission

Matching Funders   Bayer U.S. – Crop Science, Corteva, Cotton Incorporated, FONTAGRO, Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture, Kansas Corn, Kansas State University, McDonald’s Corporation, Michigan State University, Microsoft, National Sorghum Producers, The Nature Conservancy, Ohio Corn & Wheat, Ohio Soybean Council, Ohio State University, PepsiCo, Sandia National Laboratories, United Sorghum Checkoff, the U.S. Geological Survey, the U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service, Utah Department of Agriculture & Food, Utah State University

Carbon farming optimizes carbon capture by implementing practices that are known to improve the rate at which carbon dioxide is removed from the atmosphere and stored in plant material or soil organic matter. To fill research gaps in soil sequestration practices, Ohio State University researchers are studying the potential of soil management practices to mitigate climate change.

Enabling African Scientists: The African Plant Breeding Academy CRISPR Course

Year Awarded   2022

FFAR award amount   $1,000,000

Total award amount   $1,999,998

Location   Davis, CA

Matching Funders   Bayer Crop Sciences, Syngenta Seeds, LLC

While Africa is abundant with crops, African farmers need crop breeding tools and training to be self-sustainable and achieve nutritional security. To advance crop breeding and mobilize innovation for regional crops, the University of California, Davis (UC Davis) to create and deliver a CRISPR Course on gene editing through UC Davis’ African Plant Breeding Academy. The Course is training 80 African scientists to develop improved regional crop varieties with the characteristics required for successful crop production and nutrition.

Improving biological nitrogen fixation in wheat using the natural variation present in crop wild relatives

Year Awarded   2022

Total award amount   $75,000

Location   Pullman, Washington

Matching Funders   OCP North America

Dr. Kanwardeep S. Rawale’s research aims to improve wheat’s biofertilizer use efficiency by identifying and transferring genes from wild wheat using their novel method of targeted alien gene transfer. This project has significant potential to transform biofertilizers into efficient chemical fertilizer alternatives for producers.

Green fertilizers for urban spaces: use of human urine to generate high value fertilizers

Year Awarded   2022

Total award amount   $91,106

Location   Berkeley, California

Matching Funders   OCP North America and University of California, Berkeley

Dr. Utsav Shashvatt ‘s research aims to recover nutrients in human waste to form two types of high value fertilizers, controlled release and liquid, to offset the use of conventional fertilizers. The increased use of waste-derived fertilizers will help reduce dependence on conventional fertilizers, which are generated using non-renewable resources.

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