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FFAR Research Strategy Refresh

Open Opportunity

FFAR will engage with stakeholders during the first quarter of 2023.

We anticipate the Research Strategy Refresh will be completed in Summer 2023.


About Our Research Strategy Refresh

FFAR is refreshing our research strategy to remain current and ensure our research investments meet stakeholder needs.

We are assessing the state of food and agriculture to identify where research investments can best address major challenges today and tomorrow.

We welcome comments from a wide range of stakeholders to help us develop a comprehensive understanding of current and emerging food and agriculture research needs. Using an analytical approach, we will then develop an evidence-based research framework informed by  analyses, gaps assessments and forecasting. FFAR aims to provide a research framework that clearly aligns with industry, farmer and consumer needs.

FFAR is eager to hear from the food and agriculture community about where additional research investment is needed.

We anticipate completing the Research Strategy Refresh in Summer 2023.

Ways to Engage

FFAR hosted an informational webinar on March 16 to provide more information about the Research Strategy Refresh process.

We provided the opportunity to submit comments on the Research Strategy Refresh process on a web-based portal that was available through early Summer 2023. The content submitted through the portal is being reviewed and will help support the revised strategy.

Download the Research Strategy Refresh webinar slides & view a recording of the webinar below:


How do I participate in the Research Strategy Refresh?

FFAR will provide multiple opportunities to engage during the Research Strategy Refresh. The food and agriculture industry, producer associations, scientists and other stakeholders had the opportunity to provide input about their key focus areas through our comment portal that closed in early Summer 2023. We are using this feedback to support our revised research strategy.

We will also engage with stakeholders during meetings and small convening events. This webpage will host all information related to the Research Strategy Refresh.

Does this process affect my current research?

This effort does not have any impact on applications that are currently under review or any grants that are in progress.