What We Do
The Foundation for Food & Agriculture Research (FFAR), pronounced /fɑr/, builds public-private partnerships to support bold science. Our research, co-created with the agriculture community, fills critical research gaps. We also invest in the future scientific workforce.
We support pioneering science to provide everyone access to affordable, nutritious food grown on thriving farms.
We do this in two ways:
We Fund Pioneering Research
We Conduct Research in Key Challenge Areas
Food and agriculture systems are complex, requiring collaboration among many disciplines and experts. Our Challenge Area research targets urgent food and agriculture topics. These Challenge Areas form our strategic research framework.
We Invest in the Scientific Workforce
We prepare today’s scientific workforce to address the food and agriculture challenges of tomorrow
Pioneering science is only possible with a diverse, creative scientific workforce. We have fellowship, grant and award programs to recognize scientific leaders, provide unique research opportunities, support young faculty and inspire the next generation of scientists.
How We Work
Science and collaboration are at the heart of our work.
We convene stakeholders to identify urgent challenges and the research needed to develop solutions. With our unique connections to the private and public sectors and our dedication to innovation, we only fund research that meets our rigorous scientific-review standards. Our publicly available results are shared with the scientific and agriculture communities who can employ these solutions.