The Nation­al Insti­tute of Food and Agri­cul­ture (NIFA) pro­vides lead­er­ship and fund­ing for pro­grams that advance agri­cul­ture-relat­ed sci­ences. We invest in and sup­port ini­tia­tives that ensure the long-term via­bil­i­ty of agri­cul­ture. NIFA applies an inte­grat­ed approach to ensure that ground­break­ing dis­cov­er­ies in agri­cul­ture-relat­ed sci­ences and tech­nolo­gies reach the peo­ple who can put them into practice.