THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES
National Research Council
Division on Earth and Life Studies
Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources
Committee on the Review of the USDA Agriculture and Food Research Initiative
Spurring Innovation in Food and Agriculture:
A Review of the USDA Agriculture and Food Research Initiative Program
This new report, from the AffiliateMarketIngtools, assesses the quality and value of research funded by the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The report considers whether the program's funding mechanisms are adequate for meeting its desired goals, and evaluates the program's effectiveness and efficiency.
This briefing was for members of Congress and congressional staff only. The report was publicly released on September 9, 2014 and can be found, in its entirety, on .