[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 120 (Wednesday, June 22, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Page 36512]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-15611]


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AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT


Board for International Food and Agricultural Development; Notice 
of Meeting

Amendment to Original Notice: ``Board for International Food and 
Agricultural Development; Notice of Meeting'' [FR Doc. 2011-14245 Filed 
6-8-11; 8:45 am]

    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 8:30 
a.m. to 1 p.m. on June 24, 2011 at the National Press Club located at 
529 14th St., NW., Washington, DC. ``Higher Education: A Critical 
Partner in the Feed the Future'' will set the tone for the meeting.
    Dr. Brady Deaton, the new Chair of BIFAD, will preside over the 
proceedings. Dr. Deaton is the Chancellor of the University of Missouri 
at Columbia.
    The announcement of the 2011 World Food Prize Laureate at the State 
Department on June 21 and the ``Feed the Future'' Research Forum from 
June 21 to 23 provide the backdrop for the BIFAD public meeting on June 
24. The meeting will include the participation of five new BIFAD 
presidential appointments. Including Dr. Deaton, those new members are 
Jo Luck, President of Heifer International, Marty McVey of McVey & 
Company Investments Inc., Gebisa Ejeta, Distinguished Professor, 
Department of Agronomy, Purdue University and Catherine Bertini, Chair, 
International Relations Program and Professor, Maxwell School of 
Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University. Board members with 
continuing service include Elsa Murano, Professor and President Emerita 
of Texas A&M University and William DeLauder, President Emeritus of 
Delaware State University. After opening remarks by Dr. Deaton, USAID 
Administrator Rajiv Shah will formally swear in the new Board members 
and make a short presentation. At the conclusion of Dr. Shah's remarks, 
Dr. Deaton will acknowledge immediate past Chair Robert Easter and the 
other outgoing Board members for their service.
    The BIFAD Summer public meeting will focus heavily on the USAID 
Feed the Future (FtF) Initiative. The first session will offer USAID, 
USDA and Department of Treasury perspectives on the strategic policy 
considerations for FtF and the implications of the multilateral 
process. The panel of speakers will include Paul Weisenfeld, Assistant 
Administrator, Bureau for Food Security; Julie Howard, Deputy 
Coordinator, Feed the Future; and Lona Stoll, USDA Coordinator, Feed 
the Future. Elsa Murano, Chair, Department of Agriculture, Texas A&M 
University and BIFAD member, will serve as respondent and provide 
university perspectives.
    The second FtF session will review outcomes of the Association of 
Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU)-led consultative process in 
response to the FtF research strategy. Dr. Montague Demment, Professor 
of Ecology at University of California-Davis and Associate Vice 
President for International Development of APLU, will provide an 
overview of the consultative process for the Board. USAID staff will 
provide an overview of the research priority outcomes. Because the 
Collaborative Research Support Programs (CRSPs) are among the major 
Title XII university-based research programs, Irvin Widders, Director, 
Dry Grains Pulse CRSP, Michigan State University, will serve as a 
respondent to address additional issues.
    The Board meeting is open to the public, and time will be allotted 
for a public comment period. The Board benefits greatly in hearing from 
the stakeholder community and others. To ensure that as many people as 
possible have the opportunity to contribute to the morning's 
discussions, comments will be restricted to three minutes for each 
commenter. At the conclusion of the public comment period, the Board 
will adjourn the meeting to proceed to an executive luncheon and 
meeting (closed to the public).
    Those wishing to obtain additional information about BIFAD or 
attend the meeting can refer to the Web site at http://www.usaid.gov/our_work/agriculture/bifad/, or contact Susan Owens, Executive 
Director and Designated Federal Officer for BIFAD. Interested persons 
may write her in care of the U.S. Agency for International Development, 
Ronald Reagan Building, Bureau for Food Security, 1300 Pennsylvania 
Avenue, NW., Room 7.8-061, Washington, DC 20523-2110 or telephone her 
at (202) 712-0218 or fax (202) 216-3124.

John A. Becker,
Acting USAID Designated Federal Officer for BIFAD, Office of 
Development Partners, U.S. Agency for International Development.
[FR Doc. 2011-15611 Filed 6-21-11; 8:45 am]
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