Organic Food and Farming Research

Farmers Advocating for Organic (FAFO) is accepting letters of interest from academic and research institutions who are interested in conducting research related to organic farmers, organic farming practices and organic food, and projects that provide organic agricultural education for farmers, or educate consumers and other key stakeholders on the benefits of organic food and farming.

Grants are awarded to research, education and advocacy projects that advance FAFO’s mission: to protect and promote the organic industry and the livelihood of organic farmers.

  • Research: Projects that conduct credible scientific research related to organic farmers, organic farming practices, and organic food
  • Education: Projects that provide organic agricultural education for farmers, or educate consumers and other key stakeholders on the benefits of organic food and farming
  • Advocacy: Policy or consumer advocacy projects meant to protect organic integrity, organic standards, the organic marketplace, or the livelihood of organic farmers

Grant Amounts

One-time grants are awarded in the amounts of $5,000-$50,000, with an average grant award of $20,000 and the size of the award corresponding to the scope and impact of the project. Grants exceeding $50,000 and multi-year grants are considered under extraordinary circumstances by invitation only.

Applications are reviewed three times a year, with deadlines on February 15, June 15 and September 15 annually.

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Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's need, but not every man's greed.
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