Science Breakthroughs to
Advance Food and Agricultural
Research by 2030
Committee on Science Breakthroughs 2030: A Strategy for Food and Agricultural Research
Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources
Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate
Board on Life Sciences
Water Science and Technology Board
Division on Earth and Life Studies
Food and Nutrition Board
Health and Medicine Division
Board on Environmental Change and Society
Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education
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This study was supported by Supporters of Agricultural Research Foundation (#201701), the National Institute of Food and Agriculture of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (#2017-38886-26911), the National Science Foundation (IOS-1747820), and the U.S. Department of Energy (DE-FOA-0001820), with additional funding from the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication do not necessarily reflect the views of any organization or agency that provided support for the project.
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Suggested Citation: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2019. Science Breakthroughs to Advance Food and Agricultural Research by 2030. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: https://doi.org/10.17226/25059.
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COMMITTEE ON SCIENCE BREAKTHROUGHS 2030: A STRATEGY FOR FOOD AND AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH
JOHN D. FLOROS, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces
SUSAN R. WESSLER (NAS), University of California, Riverside
DAVID B. ALLISON (NAM), Indiana University School of Public Health–Bloomington
CORRIE C. BROWN, University of Georgia, Athens
LISA M. GODDARD, Columbia University, New York
MARY LOU GUERINOT (NAS), Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH
JANET K. JANSSON, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA
LEE-ANN JAYKUS, North Carolina State University, Raleigh
HELEN H. JENSEN, Iowa State University, Ames
RAJIV KHOSLA, Colorado State University, Fort Collins
ROBIN LOUGEE, IBM Research, Yorktown Heights, NY
GREGORY V. LOWRY, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
ALISON L. VAN EENENNAAM, University of California, Davis
PEGGY TSAI YIH, Study Director, Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources
MARIA ORIA, Senior Program Officer, Food and Nutrition Board
AMANDA PURCELL, Program Officer, Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate
KEEGAN SAWYER, Senior Program Officer, Board on Life Sciences
ROBIN SCHOEN, Director, Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources
TOBY WARDEN, Director, Board on Environmental Change and Society
YASMIN ROMITTI, Research Associate, Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate
JENNA BRISCOE, Research Assistant, Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources
ERIN MARKOVICH, Research Assistant, Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate
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BOARD ON AGRICULTURE AND NATURAL RESOURCES
CHARLES W. RICE, Kansas State University, Manhattan
SHANE C. BURGESS, University of Arizona, Tucson
SUSAN CAPALBO, Oregon State University, Corvallis
GAIL CZARNECKI-MAULDEN, Nestlé Purina PetCare, St. Louis, MO
GEBISA EJETA, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
JAMES S. FAMIGLIETTI, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena
FRED GOULD (NAS), North Carolina State University, Raleigh
DOUGLAS B. JACKSON-SMITH, The Ohio State University, Wooster
JAMES W. JONES (NAE), University of Florida, Gainesville
STEPHEN S. KELLEY, North Carolina State University, Raleigh
JAN E. LEACH, Colorado State University, Fort Collins
JILL J. McCLUSKEY, Washington State University, Richland
KAREN I. PLAUT, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
JIM E. RIVIERE (NAM), Kansas State University, Manhattan
ROBIN A. SCHOEN, Director
CAMILLA YANDOC ABLES, Senior Program Officer
JENNA BRISCOE, Research Assistant
KARA N. LANEY, Senior Program Officer
PEGGY TSAI YIH, Senior Program Officer
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