BIFAD Public Meeting Minutes - Washington, DC - September 12, 2017

Fall 2017 Public Meeting: Celebrating the Global Food Security Research Strategy

"The U.S. Government's Global Food Security Research Strategy: From Upstream Research to Development Impact"

The Board for International Food and Agricultural Development (BIFAD) held a public meeting on September 12, 2017, at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. The purpose of the meeting was to launch the new U.S. Government's Global Food Security Research Strategy and to highlight U.S. Government, university, international agricultural research center, and private sector collaboration and synergy on research to end global hunger. 

The meeting included an update on the implementation of the Global Food Security Act (link is external) and a summary of the new U.S. Government's Global Food Security Research Strategy. The announcement was followed by sessions on Cutting-Edge Science for Development, Practical Applications of Research Results, and Applying Research to Emerging Threats. An interactive science expo, hosted by the 24 U.S. university-led Feed the Future Innovation Labs (link is external), was held between the morning and afternoon sessions. The event concluded with two panel discussions on Federal and State Investments in Agricultural Research and Leveraging Private Sector Innovation. A public comment session was held from 4:00 to 4:30 pm. 

Date 
Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 6:30pm

Last updated: December 15, 2017