BIFAD PUBIC MEETING MINUTES - WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 8, 2018

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BIFAD PUBLIC MEETING MINUTES - WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 8, 2018

U.S. Benefits Leveraged from Strategic Investments in Developing Country Agriculture and Food Security

The Board for International Food and Agricultural Development  (BIFAD) held a public meeting on August 8, 2018 at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, DC whereby members of the Agricultural and Applied Economic Association (AAEA) and other interested individuals engaged in a dialogue and provided feedback on a new study commissioned by BIFAD and the U.S.Agency for International Development (USAID). The study will conduct a meta-analysis of U.S.benefits and capabilities that are leveraged from strategic investments in developing country agriculture and food security. Participants had the opportunity to:

  • Review and provide feedback on a conceptual framework characterizing the channels by which food and agricultural development investments in developing countries affect the American economy;

  • Identify the types and assess the quality of evidence available to estimate the importance of the channels; and

  • Suggest other data sources for consideration in the study.

Dr. Joseph Glauber, Senior Research Fellow at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), will lead the study for BIFAD and presented at the meeting. Dr. Glauber served over 30 years at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, including as Chief Economist from 2008 to 2014. He was elected Fellow of AAEA in 2012.

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Date 
Friday, December 14, 2018 - 4:45pm

Last updated: February 08, 2019