Oktober 2018

Oct 16
10:00 AM EDT
Online

The Board for International Food and Agricultural Development (BIFAD), an advisory committee to the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), will convene a public meeting to explore opportunities and challenges for private sector engagement and market system linkages across the food system to advance nutrition outcomes.

The Board for International Food and Agricultural Development (BIFAD), an advisory committee to the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), will convene a public meeting to explore opportunities and challenges for private sector engagement and market system linkages across the food system to advance nutrition outcomes.

The meeting will examine public sector and private sector relationships at different points in the food system to improve the demand, availability, accessibility, and affordability of high-quality diets for vulnerable populations. Discussions will address how to build a business case for private sector involvement in improving diet quality for vulnerable populations and how the public sector needs to engage to support and incentivize that business case. Recommendations coming out of the meeting will help to inform USAID’s future focus in this area. 

The meeting will include:

  • The announcement of the winner of the BIFAD Prize for Scientific Excellence in a Feed the Future Innovation Lab, and
  • An update on a BIFAD-commissioned study on the U.S. benefits and capabilities leveraged of USAID investments in developing country agriculture and food security.

Following an introduction by Dr. Rob Bertram, Chief Scientist, USAID Bureau for Food Security, a keynote address by Dr. Lawrence Haddad, Executive Director, Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN), and framing remarks by Dr. William Masters, Professor, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University, two panels will address:

  1. Aspects of the enabling environment that can help accelerate private sector engagement in nutrition; and
  2. Key drivers of private sector engagement to improve diet quality, including aspects of labeling, marketing, standards, and accountability systems.

A public comment period is scheduled from 12:30 pm-1:00 pm EDT. 

Please click here to see the agenda.

Please register here to attend the meeting virtually.

 

 

Last updated: October 15, 2018

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