Cover crops at Full Belly Farm, Yolo County, CA. Photo by Paul Kirchner Studios

Agroecology / Diversified Farming Systems Research

Funding to support interdisciplinary research on farming systems that blends scientific disciplines is essential to the continued sustainability and competitiveness of US agriculture. Findings from the CDFS projects shown below highlight key linkages among farming practices and behavior, ecosystem services, and agricultural policies that together affect farm outcomes. By understanding these complex interactions, we can develop more effective policies that support truly sustainable food systems for the benefit of the American people.