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Fall 2018 BIFAD Meeting on the Feed the Future Learning Agenda

Event Date: 
Sep 12, 2018
9:30 am to 1:00 pm EDT
Board for International Food and Agricultural Development (BIFAD) and Feed the Future


As part of Feed the Future Week 2018, on September 12, the Board for International Food and Agricultural Development (BIFAD) will host a public meeting on the new Feed the Future Learning Agenda, in Washington, DC and via live-stream.

The new Feed the Future Learning Agenda builds on the first Feed the Future Learning Agenda launched in 2012. Through this Learning Agenda, the U.S. Government seeks to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the Feed the Future initiative by generating, synthesizing, communicating and applying evidence related to key questions. Evidence from the Learning Agenda will inform the design of Feed the Future-related strategies, programs, projects and activities. The Learning Agenda will also serve to address requirements laid out in section 8(a)(14) of the Global Food Security Act on sharing lessons learned from implementation of the Global Food Security Strategy.

This Feed the Future Learning Agenda will focus on eight areas: (1) Gender and women’s empowerment, (2) Market systems, (3) Policy systems, (4) Nutrition, (5) Risk and resilience, (6) Youth, (7) Water and Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), and (8) Scaling technologies and practices. These areas reflect work and research being carried out under the Feed the Future initiative. Analytical outputs from the work in these areas will feed into the answering Learning Agenda questions. BIFAD  is taking this opportunity to welcome public input on these focus areas, the types of questions to be examined, and research under way that might help contribute. 

USAID’s Bureau for Food Security invites you to review the proposed Feed the Future Learning Agenda and provide suggested feedback through the survey form. This process will be used to gather your input on the learning questions themselves and also identify ongoing or planned research or other evidence generation efforts that may help answer the questions.The survey will close on Friday, September 28th 11:59 PM EST.

Dr. Mark Keenum, BIFAD Chair, will preside over the business meeting. The meeting will include an update on a study commissioned by BIFAD and USAID on U.S. benefits and capabilities leveraged from strategic USAID investments in developing country agriculture and food security, led by Dr. Joseph Glauber, Senior Research Fellow at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). Chairman Keenum will moderate a half-hour public comment period from 12:30-1:00 EDT. The public meeting will adjourn at 1:00 pm EDT. 

Content from this meeting, including links to the video recordings, slides and minutes, will be uploaded on the BIFAD documents page.

Questions about the event? Please contact the Designated Federal Officer, Clara Cohen, at 202-712-0119 or ccohen@usaid.gov.


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