[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 94 (Thursday, May 14, 2020)]
[Page 28927]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-10297]

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Notice of Meeting

    Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, notice is hereby 
given of a public meeting of the Board for International Food and 
Agricultural Development (BIFAD), Food Security and Nutrition in the 
Context of COVID-19: Impacts and Interventions. The meeting will be 
held on June 4, 2020 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. EDT at http://www.aplu.org/projects-and-initiatives/international-programs/bifad/bifad-meetings.html. A public comment period is scheduled from 3:10 to 3:30 
p.m., EDT.
    The Coronavirus Disease-19 (COVID-19) pandemic will have secondary 
impacts on all intermediate results of the U.S. Government Global Food 
Security Strategy, including agricultural productivity, livelihoods, 
markets, trade and policy actions, food consumption and nutrition, 
hygiene, and resilience. The Board for International Food and 
Agricultural Development (BIFAD), an advisory committee to the U.S. 
Agency for International Development (USAID), will convene a virtual 
public meeting to share the thinking of leading experts in food 
security and nutrition that relates to COVID-19 impacts. This will 
include consideration of the most promising short-, medium-, and long-
term responses across several key areas: Farm-level productivity, 
markets and trade, access to finance, nutrition, safe and hygienic food 
systems, gender, and national and local policy. The meeting will 
include presentations of credible modeling data about the scale and 
breadth of anticipated food security impacts in the developing world 
and a summary spanning near to longer-term interventions and guidance 
that may help to mitigate COVID-19 impacts. The meeting will also 
provide leading sources of curated information (e.g., landing pages for 
information related to the crisis and response). The meeting is 
intended to help to support decision making by USAID and its partners 
and stakeholders working to advance food security, nutrition, and 
resilience at global, regional and national levels.
    On the basis of testimony, including public comments, shared at the 
meeting, BIFAD will provide formal findings, conclusions, and 
recommendations to the Agency on best-bet operational and programmatic 
    BIFAD is a seven-member, presidentially appointed advisory board to 
USAID established in 1975 under Title XII of the Foreign Assistance 
Act, as amended. The provisions of Title XII concern bringing the 
assets of U.S. universities to bear on development challenges in 
agriculture and food security, and the BIFAD's role is to help carry 
out this function.
    Participants may register at http://www.aplu.org/projects-and-initiatives/international-programs/bifad/bifad-meetings.html. For 
questions about registration, please contact Susan Johnson at (202) 
478-6023 or [email protected]. For questions about BIFAD, please 
contact Clara Cohen, Designated Federal Officer for BIFAD in the Bureau 
for Resilience and Food Security, USAID at [email protected] or (202) 

Clara Cohen,
Designated Federal Officer, BIFAD.
[FR Doc. 2020-10297 Filed 5-13-20; 8:45 am]