Board for International Food and Agricultural Development

Engaging Universities through BIFAD

The Board for International Food and Agricultural Development (BIFAD) advises USAID on agriculture and higher education issues pertinent to food insecurity in developing countries. The President appoints members, who primarily represent the academic community. BIFAD was established by Title XII of the Foreign Assistance Act. The Board and Title XII recognize the critical role of U.S. land-grant institutions in agricultural development, domestically and abroad, and support their representation in USAID development programs.


The next BIFAD public meeting will be held in October at the World Food Prize in Des Moines, Iowa. If you have any questions, please contact the BIFAD Executive Director, Susan Owens, at or 202-712-0218.

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Last updated: May 01, 2014

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