[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 57 (Friday, March 23, 2012)]
[Page 17001]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-7014]

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Agency for International Development

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 8:30 
a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on April 13, 2012 at the National Press Club located 
at 529 14th St. NW., Washington, DC. The central theme of this year's 
meeting will center on the breadth of university partnerships in 
agricultural research and development with USAID and the future of 
those relationships.
    Dr. Brady Deaton, BIFAD Chair and Chancellor of the University of 
Missouri at Columbia, will preside over the meeting.
    The public meeting will begin promptly at 8:30 a.m. with opening 
remarks by BIFAD Chair Brady Deaton. The Board will address both old 
and new business during this time and hear from USAID on the 
implementation of the agricultural research strategy. Two board members 
will discuss outcomes of recent research inception workshops on 
sustainable intensification, hosted by USAID in Ethiopia and Tanzania. 
Two other board members will then offer comments on their travel to and 
participation in events and planning meetings related to the USAID 
Collaborative Research Support Program (CRSP). Time will then be 
allowed for public comment. The board will then break for closed lunch.
    In the afternoon, the board will hear from Dr. Alex Dehgan, USAID 
Chief Scientist, on the Grand Challenges for Development initiative and 
the Higher Education Solutions Network Request for Assistance, in which 
academic institutions were invited to participate. Another opportunity 
will be allowed for public comment. The Board members greatly benefit 
in hearing from the stakeholder community and others. To ensure that as 
many participants as possible have the opportunity to contribute to the 
morning's discussion, comments will be restricted to 3 minutes each for 
each commenter.
    Those wishing to attend the meeting or obtain additional 
information about BIFAD should contact Susan Owens, Executive Director 
and Designated Federal Officer for BIFAD. 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., Room 2.12-001, Washington, DC 20523-2110 or telephone her at (202) 

Susan Owens,
USAID Designated Federal Officer, BIFAD.
[FR Doc. 2012-7014 Filed 3-22-12; 8:45 am]