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.


If you have any questions, please contact the BIFAD Executive Director, Susan Owens, at or 202-712-0218.

Upcoming Event: Feeding the World in 2050: How Human and Institutional Capacity Development Can Support Agricultural Innovation Systems

BIFAD and USAID with support from the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) will host an e-consultation on human and institutional capacity development in November. The e-consultation will begin with a webinar on November 17th and will be followed by an AgExchange online discussion from November 18-20th, 2014. To register for the AgExchange and learn more about the webinar, visit the registration page on the Agrilinks website.




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Last updated: November 28, 2014

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