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The meeting will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. on February 27, 2007 at the National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges (NASULGC) located at 1307 New York Avenue NW., Washington, DC. The meeting is being held in NASULGC’s main conference room located on the ground floor. The morning session will be opened by Mr. Peter McPherson, Chairman of the BIFAD. The first presentation to the Board will cover Transformational Development and Budget Implications for U.S. Universities. This will be followed by a presentation on Increasing the Role of Universities in African Development—New Perspectives. At mid-morning the Board will then host an open discussion to explore the strategic direction of BIFAD for 2007. At noon Mr. James R. Kunder, Acting Deputy Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), will join the Board for an executive luncheon. Following the luncheon Mr. Kunder will swear-in new BIFAD members. Title XII implementation will be the focus of the afternoon business sessions. Included will be presentations and discussion on USAID’s horticultural development initiative, management of the Collaborative Research Support Programs (CRSPS), and the Strategic Partnership for Agricultural Research & Education (SPARE). The meeting is free and open to the public; with the exception of the executive luncheon which is closed. VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:50 Feb 21, 2007 Jkt 211001 Those wishing to attend the meeting or obtain additional information about BIFAD should contact Ronald S. Senykoff, the Designated Federal Officer for BIFAD. Write him in care of the U.S. Agency for International Development, Ronald Reagan Building, Office of Agriculture, Bureau for Economic Growth, Agriculture and Trade, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Room 2.11– 085, Washington DC, 20523–2110 or telephone him at (202) 712–0218 or fax (202) 216–3010. Ronald S. 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Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 35 / Thursday, February 22, 2007 / 
Notices

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AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT


Board for International Food and Agricultural Development One 
Hundred and Fiftieth Meeting; Notice of Meeting

    Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, notice is hereby 
given of the one hundred and fiftieth meeting of the Board for 
International Food and Agricultural Development (BIFAD). The meeting 
will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. on February 27, 2007 at the 
National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges 
(NASULGC) located at 1307 New York Avenue NW., Washington, DC. The 
meeting is being held in NASULGC's main conference room located on the 
ground floor.
    The morning session will be opened by Mr. Peter McPherson, Chairman 
of the BIFAD. The first presentation to the Board will cover 
Transformational Development and Budget Implications for U.S. 
Universities. This will be followed by a presentation on Increasing the 
Role of Universities in African Development--New Perspectives. At mid-
morning the Board will then host an open discussion to explore the 
strategic direction of BIFAD for 2007. At noon Mr. James R. Kunder, 
Acting Deputy Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International 
Development (USAID), will join the Board for an executive luncheon. 
Following the luncheon Mr. Kunder will swear-in new BIFAD members. 
Title XII implementation will be the focus of the afternoon business 
sessions. Included will be presentations and discussion on USAID's 
horticultural development initiative, management of the Collaborative 
Research Support Programs (CRSPS), and the Strategic Partnership for 
Agricultural Research & Education (SPARE).
    The meeting is free and open to the public; with the exception of 
the executive luncheon which is closed. Those wishing to attend the 
meeting or obtain additional information about BIFAD should contact 
Ronald S. Senykoff, the Designated Federal Officer for BIFAD. Write him 
in care of the U.S. Agency for International Development, Ronald Reagan 
Building, Office of Agriculture, Bureau for Economic Growth, 
Agriculture and Trade, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Room 2.11-085, 
Washington DC, 20523-2110 or telephone him at (202) 712-0218 or fax 
(202) 216-3010.

Ronald S. Senykoff,
USAID Designated Federal Officer for BIFAD, Office of Agriculture, 
Bureau for Economic Growth, Agriculture & Trade, U.S. Agency for 
International Development.
[FR Doc. E7-2900 Filed 2-21-07; 8:45 am]
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