BIFAD Public Meeting: The U.S. Government Global Food Security Research Strategy: From Upstream Research to Development Impact
The Board for International Food and Agricultural Development (BIFAD) will hold its next public meeting, The U.S. Government's Global Food Security Research Strategy: From Upstream Research to Development Impact, September 12, 2017 from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm EDT in Washington, DC. The purpose of the meeting is to launch the new U.S. Government's Global Food Security Research Strategy and to highlight U.S. Government, university, international agricultural research center, and private sector collaboration and synergy on research to end global hunger.
The meeting will include an update on implementation of the Global Food Security Act and a summary of the new U.S. Government's Global Food Security Research Strategy. This will be followed by sessions on Cutting-Edge Science for Development, Practical Applications of Research Results, and Applying Research to Emerging Threats. The 24 U.S. university-led Feed the Future Innovation Labs will host an interactive science expo between the morning and afternoon sessions. The afternoon will feature two panel discussions on Federal and State Investments in Agricultural Research and Leveraging Private Sector Innovation. Food security experts from the private and public sectors will share insights from their respective research efforts and how they collaborate to help end global hunger. A public comment session is scheduled from 4:00 to 4:30 pm EDT.
The meeting will be livestreamed and will include time for questions and discussion both online and in the room. To help us better prepare for this event, please register to attend the meeting in person or via livestream. Those wishing to participate in the meeting in person should arrive early as seating is limited.
The full agenda is available here.
We look forward to seeing you at the launch!
If you have questions, please contact BIFAD Designated Federal Officer Clara Cohen at firstname.lastname@example.org or (202) 712-0119.