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and investigations, committee meetings, agency decisions and rulings, 
delegations of authority, filing of petitions and applications and agency 
statements of organization and functions are examples of documents 
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U.S. AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT


Board for International Food and Agricultural Development; One 
Hundred and Fifty-First Meeting; Notice of Meeting

    Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, notice is hereby 
given of the one hundred and fifty-first meeting of the Board for 
International Food and Agricultural Development (BIFAD). The meeting 
will be held from 7:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. on May 15, 2007 at the Hyatt 
Regency Hotel on Capitol Hill; located at 400 New Jersey, NW., 
Washington, DC. The meeting venue is in the Hyatt Regency's 
Congressional Rooms C, D, and E which are located on the hotel's lobby 
level.
    The morning session, which focuses on foreign development 
assistance, will be opened by Dr. Robert Easter, Interim Chairman of 
the BIFAD. Dr. Easter is the Dean, College of Agriculture, Consumer and 
Environmental Sciences at the University of Illinois. He was elected by 
the Board to serve in this capacity upon the April 3, 2007 resignation 
of Mr. Peter McPherson. It is planned that the Honorable Nita M. Lowey 
(D-NY), Chairman, House Appropriations Subcommittee on State and 
Foreign Operations will discuss legislative priorities for foreign 
assistance. Her discussion will be followed by a special presentation 
on ``Challenges Facing US Foreign Development Assistance: 2008 and 
Beyond,'' and an update by the Office of the Director of Foreign 
Assistance (``F'') on the Foreign Assistance Framework and the 2008 
Budget. After a midmorning break the Board will discuss operational and 
management issues covering the Collaborative Research Support Programs 
(CRSPS), Training, Institutional Capacity Building, and Universities as 
Sub-contractors as related to Title XII.
    Following the executive luncheon, which is closed to the public, 
the Board will discuss the strategic direction of BIFAD for 2007; 
especially with regard to USAID's Transformational Development thrusts 
and the recommendations made in Richard E. Bissell's 2006 report on 
``Implementation of Title XII'' to the Board. Last on the Agenda, the 
Board will discuss plans for their October 17, 2007 meeting in Des 
Moines, Iowa. The Iowa meeting will be held in conjunction with the 
World Food Prize Symposium. The October meeting's theme ``Bio-Energy 
and Implications'' will align with that of the World Food Symposium's.
    This Board meeting is free and open to the public. 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. 07-2278 Filed 5-8-07; 8:45 am]
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