Who: Organic Farming Research Foundation
What: Research Grants
Deadline: May 15
“This request for proposals is open to any agricultural production, social, economic, or policy-related research topic relevant to organic farmers or ranchers. OFRF supports research that is relevant to and takes place in certified organic systems. OFRF does not normally fund studies that compare conventional with organic systems as a primary objective.
“Thanks to a partnership with the Clif Bar Family Foundation, OFRF has special funding available for organic seed quality or crop breeding projects.
“Fundable topics in the category of organic seed quality and crop breeding include but are not limited to: systems approaches to managing seed-borne diseases; participatory plant breeding activities; developing strategies for maintaining integrity of organic seed.
“Additionally, OFRF has identified the following as areas of particular interest:
+organic livestock systems;
+economic constraints and opportunities relevant to the viability of small- and medium-scale organic farms and ranches;
+projects that take a systems-management (rather than an input-substitution) approach to solving production problems.
“Research projects must include a strong outreach component and contain measurable objectives.”