The Agriculture Infrastructure Fund was established by CO-57-16 to use any remaining indemnity payments in excess of the amount necessary to guarantee the subsequent Crop Year's insurance premiums to fund and implement agriculture infrastructure projects on the Navajo Nation.
The Farm and Garden Incentive program is designed to promote the recovery of idle and inactive farm lands, promote crop production, horticulture and pollinator habitats. The goals of the program are to revitalize Navajo agriculture, increase food production, encourage agriculture reciprocity, encourage the implementation of new technology and best management practices and implement drought mitigation methods. Funds may be used for:
- Improve & install water systems
- Soil amendments
- Fertilizer treatments
- Innovative practices: Aquaponics, hydroponics
- Purchase seeds
- Invasive weed management
- Rodent Control
- Maintain fencing
- Erosion control
- Soil & Water Conservation
The Farm & Garden Incentive program application intake is scheduled to go live on March 1 through March 31, 2022. The Farm & Garden Incentive program provides incentive in the form of financial award for the production of food, crop, pollinator habitats, apiaries. Required Documents: Identification, Social Security Card, Certificate of Indian Blood if available a copy of your Agriculture Land Use Permit (ALUP).
AIF Farm & Garden Crop Report (pdf) launch
2023 Navajo Farm & Garden Incentive Program (pdf)launch
AIF Incentive Program Policylaunch