The National Institute of Food and Agriculture, otherwise referred to as NIFA, a federal government agency operating within the United States Department of Agriculture is the country's leading agency that is responsible for consolidating federally-funded agricultural research studies.
The grants and initiatives of the NIFA are all designed to contribute to the realization of the its main agency mission which is to "stimulate and fund the research and technological innovations that will enhance American agriculture and make it more productive and environmentally sustainable while ensuring the economic viability of agriculture and production."
In accordance with this mission, the National Institute of Food and Agriculture has recently established the National Integrated Water Quality Program (NIWQP) in an attempt to substantially contribute to the improvement of the quality of our nation's surface water and groundwater resources through research, education, and extension activities.
In essence, the goal of this program is to fund projects and initiatives that will work towards solving water resource problems by way of advancing and disseminating the existing knowledge base that is available to agricultural, rural, and urbanizing communities.
The program also intends to fund projects and initiatives that could potentially lead to the acquisition of science-based decision making skills and management practices that will gradually boost the quality of country's surface water and groundwater resources in agricultural, rural, and urbanizing watersheds.
National Integrated Water Quality Program
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