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Institute of Food Production and Sustainability

The Institute of Food Production and Sustainability (IFPS) enhances food security by supporting a new era of agricultural research, education, and Extension programs that increase efficiencies to meet rising global food demand while decreasing agriculture’s environmental footprint.  IFPS’ four divisions employ novel approaches, partnerships, and alliances to develop sustainable strategies to help feed the world and improve the well-being of people through scientific innovation, formal and informal education, and the delivery of improved agricultural products.


  • Division of Agricultural Systems
  • Division of Animal Systems
  • Division of Plant Systems-Production
  • Division of Plant Systems - Protection


Deputy Director: Parag Chitnis


Phone: 202-401-5024
Fax: 202-401-1782

Official Mail:
1400 Independence Ave., SW
Washington, DC   20250-2207

Shipping Address:
800 9th St., SW, Rm. 3305
Washington, DC    20024

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