NIFA Science for Sustainability
The momentum for integrating the concepts and principles of sustainable development within academia, business, and government across many sectors such as agriculture, youth development, natural resources, and community development has continued to grow over the past decade.
A number of NIFA programs have a sustainable dimension indirectly, if not overtly, and therefore involve a variety of NIFA national program staff who provide leadership for sustainability within their program and discipline areas.
NIFA national program staff participate
in a number of U.S. Government, USDA, and
NIFA activities related to sustainability
such as the USDA
Council on Sustainable Development, State
Department Partnerships, and an internal
working group—NIFA Science for Sustainability
The NIFA Science for Sustainability Working
Group is made up of national program staff
from across NIFA. It works to:
- expand the research and development agenda
- strengthen the infrastructure and capacity
for conducting and applying science to
- connect science and policy to effectively
pursue a transition toward sustainability.
NIFA's Science for Sustainability Working Group's reports detail its achievements in sustainability leadership:
Those who want to know more about sustainability
or share their successes may register through
the NIFA Sustainable Development Program
listserv by sending an e-mail to Greg
Crosby. Registrants receive periodic
updates concerning programs, events, and
resources related to sustainable development
and are able to share their information with
others on the list.
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