International Food Aid & Development Conference Scheduled for June 27-29, 2011, in Kansas City, MO

For Immediate Release

Monday, June 13, 2011
USAID Press Office
202-712-4320

KANSAS CITY, MO., – The U.S. Agency for International Development and U.S. Department of Agriculture today announced that the 13th annual International Food Aid & Development Conference will be held in Kansas City, Mo., June 27-29, 2011. The theme of this year's conference is “Food Aid: Results that Matter to Hungry People.”

Special guest speakers include Mozambique's Ambassador to the United States Amélia Matos Sumbana; Acting Under Secretary for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services Michael Scuse; U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Raj Shah; U.S. Maritime Administrator Orlando Gotay; and the President of Catholic Relief Services Ken Hackett, who will be recognized for his 40-year contribution to alleviating global poverty and hunger.

The International Food Aid & Development Conference provides a forum to discuss policy and operational issues related to food aid and development, as well as ways to improve communication and cooperation, including government, private, voluntary and non-government organizations, and agricultural and transportation industry representatives. The conference also will give conference participants an opportunity to discuss food security, logistics issues, public-private partnerships, commodity cargo handling, value added products, nutrition and supply chain management.

WHAT:

International Food Aid & Development Conference

WHO:

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)

WHERE:

The Westin Crown Center Hotel 1 East Pershing Road

WHEN:

June 27-29, 2011

People with disabilities who need accommodations to attend or participate in this conference should contact Lance Simson at 816-823-3202, or by email at Lance.Simson@kcc.usda.gov.

For more information about the conference, including details on registration, visit FSA's website athttp://www.fsa.usda.gov/ifac.

For press inquiries regarding the Administrator's travel, please contact Natasha Jackson, atnjackson@usaid.gov.

For more information about USAID, please visit www.usaid.gov.

Last updated: December 18, 2014

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