Close up of wheat Close up of wheat

FFAR Welcomes Dr. Angela Records as Chief Scientific Officer

Washington, D.C.

Today, the Foundation for Food & Agriculture Research (FFAR) is pleased to welcome Dr. Angela Records as the chief scientific officer.

Dr. Records’ impressive scientific and leadership background make her a perfect fit for FFAR and in the role of chief scientific officer,” said Dr. Saharah Moon Chapotin, FFAR’s executive director. “She will be invaluable in helping guide our mission to support audacious science addressing today’s food and agriculture challenges. Saharah Moon Chapotin, Ph.D.
Executive Director

Records is a plant pathologist with over 20 years of experience using science to develop solutions for global challenges. She joins FFAR from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), where she co-founded and led the Bureau for Resilience and Food Security’s Research Community of Practice. During her time at USAID, Records led a team that drafted the U.S. government’s roadmap for supporting food security research initiatives. She further played leading roles in collaborations across U.S. governmental agencies, including serving as the executive secretary of the National Science and Technology Council-led Microbiome Interagency Working Group. She has published dozens of manuscripts in journals such as Science, Nature Microbiology and the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

The need for audacious research has never been more urgent. The world is facing a food security crisis of unprecedented proportions, and if we have any chance of slowing the progression of global hunger, especially against the backdrop of climate change, our decisions and actions must be grounded in science,” said Records. “I am thrilled about the opportunity to lead the research portfolio at FFAR, an organization that recognizes the role of science in solving the world’s greatest challenges. Angela Records, Ph.D.
Chief Scientific Officer

As chief scientific officer, Records will provide strategic and technical leadership for the Foundation’s food and agriculture research programs. She will lead FFAR’s Scientific Programs Team and will oversee the strategic visioning, design, solicitation, review, award, management and evaluation of a portfolio of research activities spanning the breadth of agriculture and food systems research opportunities.


Foundation for Food & Agriculture Research

The Foundation for Food & Agriculture Research (FFAR) builds public-private partnerships to fund bold research addressing big food and agriculture challenges. FFAR was established in the 2014 Farm Bill to increase public agriculture research investments, fill knowledge gaps and complement the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s research agenda. FFAR’s model matches federal funding from Congress with private funding, delivering a powerful return on taxpayer investment. Through collaboration and partnerships, FFAR advances actionable science benefiting farmers, consumers and the environment.


array(0) {