Taking Stocking: Analyzing and Reporting Organic Research Investments, 2002-2014

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2016

The Organic Farming Research Foundation (OFRF) analyzed 189 organic agriculture research, education, and extension projects funded by the USDA Organic Research and Extension Initiative (OREI) and Organic Transitions (ORG) competitive research grant programs from 2002-2014. This assessment provides information on the progress these programs have made in addressing critical research needs as well as recommendations for enhancing program effi cacy. To evaluate the projects, we reviewed the project abstracts in the USDA Current Research Information System (CRIS) database, further explored 47 selected projects by visiting project websites and other sources, and conducted interviews with principal investigators (PIs) and farmer participants.

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