Health-Agriculture Nexus

The Health-Agriculture Nexus Challenge Area supports pioneering research to reduce food and nutrition insecurity, decrease food waste and loss and improve human health.
The Health-Agriculture Nexus Challenge Area supports pioneering research to reduce food and nutrition insecurity, decrease food waste and loss and improve human health.

Program Contact

Dr. Constance Gewa
cgewa@foundationfar.org

Development Contact

Catherine Maxwell
cmaxwell@foundationfar.org

We Pioneer Health-Agriculture Nexus Research

Congress established FFAR to increase public agriculture research investments, fill knowledge gaps and complement USDA’s research agenda. Our public-private partnerships match federal funding from Congress with private funding, delivering a powerful return on taxpayer investment.

Our grants, programs and consortium use this funding to improve the food and agriculture system, benefiting Americans and people around the globe.

Learn more about our Health-Agriculture Nexus grants, programs and consortium.

Health-Agriculture Nexus Awarded Grants

FFAR Program Aims to Catalyze Development of Underutilized Crops, India

Year Awarded  2023

FFAR award amount   $74,997

Total award amount   $74,997

Location   Washington

Program   Harvest for Health

FFAR Program Aims to Catalyze Development of Underutilized Crops, Davao del Sur, Philippines

Year Awarded  2023

FFAR award amount   $58,950

Total award amount   $75,650

Location   Washington

Matching Funders   UPSTREAM

FFAR Program Aims to Catalyze Development of Underutilized Crops, England

Year Awarded  2023

FFAR award amount   $65,813

Total award amount   $65,813

Location   Washington

Program   Harvest for Health

Health-Agriculture Nexus Consortium

The Latest

Insights

Our Insights highlight unique perspectives from across the food and agriculture community.

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Illuminating Pest Management with the Help of the Washington State Wine Commission

Alexa McDaniel

FFAR Fellow, Washington State University

National Nutrition Month: FFAR’s Bold Solutions Addressing Food Insecurity

Dr. Constance Gewa

Senior Program Director

Engineering Beneficial Bacteria to Improve Human Health

FFAR Fellow, Echo Pan

The Map of Food: Why We Need a World Atlas of What We Eat

Nancy Brown

Every Day is Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Dr. Kim Paul, Dr. Kristin Ruppel

Founder of the Piikani Lodge Health InstituteProfessor of Native American Studies in the College of Letters and Science and director of MSU’s Native Land Project

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