Realizing Increased Photosynthetic Efficiency (RIPE)

Realizing Increased Photosynthetic Efficiency (RIPE) is engineering staple food crops to more efficiently turn the sun’s energy into food to sustainably increase worldwide food productivity with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research, and the U.K. Department for International Development.

Institution Name

Colorado State University

Location

Denver, CO

Research Area

Urban Food Systems

FFAR Area

$1,000,000

Year

2018

The Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research, a nonprofit established through bipartisan congressional support in the 2014 Farm Bill, today announced five grants totaling $4.4 million for research to improve interventions designed to enhance community food systems. The FFAR awards were matched by 38 companies, universities and organizations for a total investment of $8.9 million toward improving local health and economic opportunities. Many food and nutritional security programs and food system interventions in urban communities work independently on isolated factors within the food system to improve health and economic development. FFAR-funded researchers are using systems modeling to gain new insight into how different programs designed to improve food and nutritional security within a community interact and relate to health outcomes. Increasing understanding of how different programs impact one another will allow communities to develop sustainable system-level transformations. Researchers funded through the Tipping Points program are collaborating with multiple stakeholder groups to determine beneficial ways to connect existing approaches.


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Matching Funders

  • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Researchers

Joy Casnovsky 2

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Joy Casnovsky 3

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Sustainable Food Center
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