Our Work

163RD BIFAD Public Meeting

BIFAD and New University Partnerships
Friday, April 13, 2012

National Press Club
529 14th Street NW, Washington, DC

Meeting TranscriptMeeting Minutes

Meeting Agenda:

8:30-9:30am: Chair Brady Deaton opens meeting and reviews agenda

Old Business
HICD Working Group
Haiti follow-up
MSI working group
CRSP Scientific Award

New Business
CRSP Study charge and update|
Identification of key issues
BIFAD member outreach advisory visits
Higher Education Solutions Network – RFA
FtF Research Strategy Implementation

9:30-10:30am: Feed the Future Updates

Welcome and Updates
Paul Weisenfeld, Assistant to the Administrator, Bureau for Food Security

Bureau for Food Security Capacity Building Framework
Julie Howard, Chief Scientist, Bureau for Food Security

Board Q&A and Public Comment

10:30- 10:45am: Break

10:45-noon: BIFAD member panel -reports on outreach visits

Brady Deaton, moderator – Tanzania Inception Workshop
Elsa Murano- Ethiopia Inception Workshop
Marty McVey-IPM CRSP meetings – India, Nepal and Bangladesh

Respondent and Research Strategy Implementation Update
Robert Bertram, BFS Office Director , Agricultural Research and Policy

Noon-12:30pm: Board Q&A and Public Comment

12:30 -1:45pm: BIFAD Executive Luncheon

1:45 – 2:15pm: Update on Higher Education Solutions Network
Ticora Jones, Senior Advisor, USAID Policy, Planning and Learning

2:15 – 2:45pm: Board Q&A and Public Comment

2:45pm: Concluding remarks and public meeting adjournment
BIFAD Chair Brady Deaton