Papers: Discussion, White
As part of NIFA’ long and short-term planning efforts and to establish current and future budget priorities, national program leaders, program directors, and managers develop white papers and discussion papers. They address issues important to NIFA, USDA, and the Land-Grant University System in agriculture, the environment, human health and well-being, and communities. They are intended to be forward-thinking, innovative, and trend-setting; broadly advance knowledge; and promote interagency collaboration.
White papers examine critical issues that NIFA is currently prioritizing in its budget and programming. Discussion papers introduce issues that may warrant future agency budget and programmatic attention and are designed to facilitate related dialogue among the agency and its land grant partners.
Ecosystem Services Working Group: Recommendations for an Integrated, Multi-level, Multi-topic Systems Approach Portfolio for Agricultural Ecosystems Activities. (Discussion Paper)
The Human and Social Dimensions of a Bioeconomy: Implications for Rural People and Places (Discussion Paper)
Recommendations for Social, Economic, and Environmental Science Priorities for Bioenergy Research, Education, and Extension: Results of the Joint USDA-DOE Experts Workshop on Bioenergy, Washington, DC, June 21-22, 2007 (Discussion Paper)
Implementing Research, Education and Extension for Specialty Crops (Final Draft) (White Paper)