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161ST BIFAD Public Meeting


Higher Education: A Critical Partner in Feed the Future
June 24, 2011

National Press Club (Holeman Lounge)
529 14th St. NW
Washington, DC

Meeting Transcript
Meeting Minutes

 Meeting Agenda:

8:30 AM: Welcoming and Opening Remarks
Brady Deaton, BIFAD Chair & Chancellor, University of Missouri

8:35 AM: Swearing-In of New Members & Charge to Board
Rajiv Shah, USAID Administrator

9:00 AM: Recognition of Previous Board Members & Resolution
Brady Deaton, BIFAD Chair

9:15 AM: Feed the Future I: Research Agenda & Forum Report Overview, Challenge & USDA REE Perspective

Panelists:
Montague Demment, Associate Vice-President, APLU
Saharah-Moon Chapotin, Acting Director, Research, Bureau for Food Security, USAID
Anita Regmi, Senior Advisor, Office of the Chief Scientist, USDA

University Respondent:
Irvin Widders, Director, Dry Grain Pulses CRSP, Michigan State University

10:30 AM: Feed the Future II: Overview and Interagency Coordination Whole of Government Efforts

Panelists:
Julie Howard, Feed the Future Deputy Coordinator
Paul Weisenfeld, Assistant to the Administrator, Bureau for Food Security, USAID
Cindy Huang, Senior Advisor, Office of GHFSI, Department of State

Dan Peters, Director, Africa Office, US Treasury Department
Lona Stoll, Senior Advisor, Office of the Secretary, USDA

University Respondent:
Dr. Elsa Murano, President Emerita, Texas A&M University

11:45 AM: Public Comment Period

12:15 PM: USAID Forward
Littleton Tazewell, Coordinator, Procurement Reform, Office of the General Counsel, USAID

1:00 PM: Adjourn

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