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Tuesday, October 14 • 12:30pm - 4:30pm
BIFAD Public Meeting- Feeding the World in 2050: Agricultural Research Capacity and Youth Engagement

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USAID will host a public meeting of its Board for International Food and Agricultural Development at the Marriott Hotel, Salon B, in Des Moines on Tuesday, October 14, 2014 from 12:30pm to 4:30pm. 

BIFAD Chair Brady J. Deaton will lead the meeting; he will be joined by BIFAD members Gebisa Ejeta, Distinguished Professor, Purdue University; Waded Cruzado, President, Montana State University; Harold Martin, Chancellor, North Carolina A&T University; and Marty McVey, President of McVey Investments. The meeting will include the following sessions: Report on the BIFAD HICD study; Updates from USAID on the Feed the Future Initiative; a panel on the Economic Benefits from Global Agricultural Research; and a panel on Youth Engagement in Food Security Efforts. Chair Deaton will present the award for excellence in a Feed the Future Innovation Lab to a faculty member and/or student researcher.  A public comment period of 30 minutes at the end of the meeting will provide opportunity for a robust discussion of issues raised during the meeting.

12:30 pm Chair Brady Deaton opens meeting and reviews agenda
Welcome by BIFAD Chair Brady Deaton
Old and new business
Gebisa Ejeta, BIFAD Board Member, and Vic Lechtenberg, Purdue University - Report on BIFAD HICD study

12:45 pm BIFAD Member Outreach Reports
Chair Brady Deaton – Report on World Edible Legume Researcher Conference hosted by USAID Innovation Lab for Grain Legumes

1:00 pm Panel #1: Needs for agricultural research capacity in order to feed the world in 2050
Moderator: Harold Martin, BIFAD Board Member
Panelists: George Norton, Virginia Tech – Returns to Investment in Agricultural Research
Keith Fuglie, USDA-ERS – Total Factor Productivity Studies

1:45 pm USAID Updates
Tjada McKenna, BFS/AA - Feed the Future Bureau
Richard Greene, USAID/BFS Sr. Deputy Assistant Administrator -USAID Nutrition Strategy
Rob Bertram, BFS Chief Scientist - Feed the Future Research, Policy and Capacity Development

2:15 pm Question/Answer and Comment Period by BIFAD Members and public

2:30 pm Break

2:45 pm  Welcome to the World Food Prize by Ambassador Kenneth Quinn

2:50 pm  Panel #2: Youth Engagement in Food Security Efforts
Moderator: Brady Deaton, BIFAD Chair
Panelists: June Henton, Auburn University - Auburn University Hunger Initiative
Gary Burniske, Purdue University - Global Food Security Fellows Program

3:15 pm Question/Answer and Comment Period by BIFAD Members

3:30 pm Innovation Lab Awards

4:00 pm Public comment period (in-person audience & submitted questions)

4:30 pm Closing Remarks & Adjourn

Tuesday October 14, 2014 12:30pm - 4:30pm PDT
Salon B Downtown Des Moines Marriott (2nd Floor)

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