Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research announces grants to Accelerate Agricultural Emergency Response

FFAR is pleased to announce the launch of their Rapid Outcomes from Agricultural Research (ROAR) program, which will provide swift disbursement of research and extension funds in response to new and emerging agricultural pests and pathogens. As you know, response time is critical in the event of a sudden and unanticipated threat to the nation’s food supply or agricultural systems. This program is designed to accelerate first steps needed to combat unforeseen agricultural emergencies and serve as a bridge to traditional funding.

How Your Industry Can Participate
Assemble a consortium, or prepare an existing consortium, to enter into an agreement with the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research. The agreement will lay the groundwork for the rapid review of a potential application for ROAR funding if and when a disaster strikes that threatens the commodity or commodities of interest.

How it Works
If and when a disaster arises that affects the commodity of interest, ROAR participants may submit a proposal to address a pest or pathogen outbreak through research and outreach. FFAR will render the decision to fund or not fund a proposal within one week of submission. Program applicants will be responsible for providing funds to match the amount, up to $150,000, requested from the Foundation.

Learn More:
Visit for more information and to join an upcoming ROAR Webinar on Friday, October 21 at 2:00 p.m. ET.

To learn more about joining ROAR, please contact Dr. Tawny Mata, Scientific Program Director:; 202.836.9957.