The Department of Agriculture Tuesday released its U.S. Agriculture Innovation Strategy Directional Vision for Research summary and dashboard. The summary, USDA says, will help to guide future research decisions within the department.
The strategy synthesizes the information USDA collected as part of a public announcement earlier this year engaging the public on research priorities under the Agriculture Innovation Agenda. The report summarizes the stakeholder input and defines discovery goals to help inform research to best address the Agriculture Innovation Agenda for the next ten to 30 years.
USDA deputy undersecretary Scott Hutchins says the information will “spark imagination to convey the positive role innovation will play to help solve challenges that face our nation.”
The Agriculture Innovation Agenda is a Department-wide effort to align USDA’s resources, programs, and research to provide farmers with the tools they need. The next steps include aligning existing USDA research programs against these goals, while linking existing research activities to the objectives to inform the broader innovation community of progress and enlist their engagement.