[Federal Register Volume 87, Number 183 (Thursday, September 22, 2022)]
[Page 57864]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2022-20518]

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Notice of Meeting; Board for International Food and Agricultural 

AGENCY: Agency for International Development.

ACTION: Notice of meeting; request for public comment.


SUMMARY: 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), Fed to Thrive: Accelerating 
Action on Nourishing Foods for Infants and Young Children. The public 
meeting is a side event of the 2022 Borlaug Dialogue at the World Food 
Prize under the theme ``Feeding a Fragile World''. The meeting will 
convene expert presenters and seek public input on evidence-based 
solutions for increasing the affordability, availability, and 
convenience of nutrient-dense foods for infants and children under two 
years of age, providing adequate safety nets for families most 
vulnerable to early childhood malnutrition.

DATES: The meeting will be on October 19, 2022 from 7 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. 
Central Time.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Iowa Event Center, 730 3rd 
Street, Des Moines, Iowa 50309. Members of the public are invited to 
join in person at the venue (room details will be shared after 
registration). The link to register to attend in person at the Iowa 
Event Center is: https://bit.ly/3UfEJTi.
    The meeting will also be live streamed via ZOOM for virtual public 
participation. The link to register to participate virtually is: 

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Today, nearly two in three children ages six 
months to two years are not consuming nutritionally adequate diets 
critical to growth and development. Although 9.2 percent of the global 
population lives below the international poverty line of $1.90 per day, 
the average least-cost, nutrient-adequate diet for one child in a low-
income country is $1-2 per day at 6 to 8 months, $1 per day at 9 to 11 
months, and above $1 per day at one year and older. Simply put, 
families are struggling to afford safe and nutritious food for their 
young children, with devastating, irreversible consequences for child 
survival and cognitive and physical growth. Sub-country-level data 
indicate that early childhood malnutrition does not impact all 
families, socio-economic groups, communities, or regions equally, with 
measurable inequalities experienced by the poor in access and 
consumption of important sources of nutrition--including animal-source 
foods and nutrient-dense vegetables--during complementary-feeding 
    Presentations and discussion will focus on the questions: (1) What 
does a nutritionally balanced food basket for infants and young 
children look like, and what would it cost? (2) What are evidence-based 
priority actions to reduce the costs of balanced food baskets, improve 
nutrient content and safety, incentivize use by improving convenience 
and enabling caregivers, and provide financial means for the most 
vulnerable to access them through safety nets? (3) How do we achieve 
coordinated, gender-transformative change across the food, health, and 
social protection systems in both development and humanitarian 
settings? Drawing from testimony by global experts and practitioners, 
BIFAD will advise the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) 
on recommended policy and program actions. The meeting will include a 
public comment period from 8:25 to 8:40 a.m. Central Time.
    The BIFAD is a seven-member, presidentially appointed advisory 
board to USAID established in 1975 under Title XII of the Foreign 
Assistance Act, as amended, to ensure that USAID brings the assets of 
U.S. universities to bear on development challenges in agriculture and 
food security and supports their representation in USAID programming.
    For questions about registration, please contact Carol Chan at 
[email protected].
    For questions about BIFAD, or to submit written comments, evidence, 
or materials in advance or following the meeting, please contact Clara 
Cohen, Designated Federal Officer for BIFAD in the Bureau for 
Resilience and Food Security at USAID. Interested persons may email her 
at [email protected] (Subject: Comment for 186th BIFAD Public Meeting) 
or telephone her at (202) 712-0119.

Clara Cohen,
Designated Federal Officer, BIFAD.
[FR Doc. 2022-20518 Filed 9-21-22; 8:45 am]