[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 139 (Thursday, July 19, 2018)]
[Page 34098]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-15413]

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Notice of Meeting: Board for International Food and Agricultural 

    Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, notice is hereby 
given of the public meeting of the Board for International Food and 
Agricultural Development (BIFAD). The meeting will be held from 9:00 
a.m. to 12:00 p.m. ET on Wednesday, August 8, 2018, at the Madison A&B 
on the Mezzanine Level, Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, 2660 Woodley Rd. 
NW, Washington, DC. Participants may attend in person or join via 
livestream. The link to the global live stream as well as registration 
information can be found on BIFAD's home page: http://www.usaid.gov/bifad.
    The central theme of this public meeting will be US Benefits 
Leveraged from Strategic Investments in Developing Country Agriculture 
and Food Security. Dr. Mark Keenum, BIFAD Chair, will preside over the 
public business meeting, which will begin promptly at 9:00 a.m. ET with 
opening remarks. At this meeting the Board will address old and new 
business, and then invite Agricultural & Applied Economics Association 
members and other interested individuals to engage in a dialogue and 
provide feedback on a new study that is being commissioned by BIFAD and 
USAID. This study will conduct a meta-analysis of US benefits and 
capabilities that are leveraged from strategic investments in 
developing country agriculture and food security. Presenting at the 
meeting is Dr. Joseph Glauber, Senior Research Fellow at the 
International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), who is leading 
the study for BIFAD. Dr. Glauber served over 30 years at the US 
Department of Agriculture, including as Chief Economist from 2008 to 
    Beginning at 11:15 a.m. ET, Chairman Keenum will moderate a half-
hour public comment period. The public meeting will adjourn at 12:00 
p.m. ET with Dr. Keenum's closing remarks.
    Those wishing to attend the meeting or obtain additional 
information about BIFAD should contact Clara Cohen, Designated Federal 
Officer for BIFAD in the Bureau for Food Security at USAID. Interested 
persons may write to her in care of the U.S. Agency for International 
Development, Ronald Reagan Building, Bureau for Food Security, 1300 
Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20523-2110 or telephone her at 
(202) 712-0119.

Clara Cohen,
Designated Federal Officer, BIFAD, Bureau for Food Security, U.S. 
Agency for International Development.
[FR Doc. 2018-15413 Filed 7-18-18; 8:45 am]