Details of awards from the 1992 series are still being processed,
so formal announcements will have to wait. Meanwhile, the new
Request for Proposals (RFP) has been received, listing a deadline
of September 1, 1993 for ten page project proposals or three page
'concept papers' for those requesting a planning grant. Having
sparked much discussion during its first year in 1992, the Kellogg
IFS grants seek to fund "creative new projects...(for) a holistic
approach to food production and distribution often referred to as
"sustainable agriculture." Projects must "help farmers find and
adopt integrated and resource-efficient crop and livestock systems
that maintain productivity, that are profitable and that protect
the environment and personal health of farmers and their families."
Projects are also expected to "assist people and their communities
to overcome barriers to adoption of more sustainable agricultural
systems so that these systems can serve as a foundation upon which
rural American communities will be revitalized." Highly
collaborative and comprehensive projects will be favored.
For a copy of the RFP contact: W.K. Kellogg Foundation Integrated
Farming Systems Initiative, One Michigan Avenue East, Battle Creek,
MI 49017-4058 or call (517) 353-3209.
From: SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE UPDATE. Cornell University College of
Agriculture and Life Sciences. Spring, 1993. Vol 2, No. 2