NIFA will hold an informational webinar to provide information regarding the AFRI Foundational and Applied Science Program’s new cross-cutting priority Tactical Sciences for Agricultural Biosecurity (Program Code A1181), Fiscal Year 2019 Request for Applications. No need to register, just follow the AFRI-TSAB webinar link (link is external) to join.
Call-in number: 888-844-9904 and access code: 1104416
Email Biosecurity@nifa.usda.gov (link sends e-mail) for more information.
Date: Thursday, May 30, 2019
Time: 1-2pm ET
The Tactical Sciences for Agricultural Biosecurity program area priority focuses on increasing our national capacity to prevent, rapidly detect, and respond to biological threats to the U.S. agriculture and food supply. Supported activities will be aimed at increasing agricultural biosecurity at the regional and national levels, and across the public and private sectors. A well-designed agricultural biosecurity system is supported by resource management, relevant research, balanced regulations, and effective collaboration among scientific experts, policy-makers, and consumers. Addressing the vulnerabilities of our nation’s food and agricultural system requires a concerted effort, sustained investment, and a coordinated strategy that protects the U.S. food and agriculture system against threats from pests, diseases, contaminants, and disasters.