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The meeting will be streamed live on the Internet. The link to the global live stream is on BIFAD’s home page: http:// www.usaid.gov/bifad. The central theme of this year’s meeting will be Feeding the World in 2050: Agricultural Research Capacity and Youth Engagement. Dr. Brady Deaton, BIFAD Chair, will preside over the public business meeting, which will begin promptly at 12:30 p.m. with opening remarks. At this public meeting, the Board will address old and new business and hear from USAID, the university community, and other experts on progress and mechanisms for advancing programming in agricultural research and capacity development. BIFAD Chairman Deaton will present an outreach report on his participation in the World Edible Legume Research Conference hosted by the USAID Innovation Lab for Grain Legumes. The first panel in the session will inform BIFAD and the public on updates from USAID principals on the Presidential Feed the Future Initiative and other USAID initiatives, including progress to date and the Feed the Future research, policy and capacity development strategy. USAID principals also will present the USAID Nutrition Strategy. Starting at 1:45 p.m., BIFAD member Harold Martin will chair a second panel on Needs for agricultural research capacity to feed the world in 2050. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:25 Sep 24, 2014 Jkt 232001 George Norton from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) will discuss returns to investment in agricultural research and Keith Fuglie from the USDA Economic Research Service will explain the use of Total Factor Productivity Studies in measuring agricultural research investments. The third panel session, chaired by BIFAD Chair Deaton, will focus on Youth Engagement in Food Security Efforts. 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AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT


Board for International Food and Agricultural Development; Notice 
of Meeting

    Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, notice is hereby 
given of the public meeting of the Board for International Food and 
Agricultural Development (BIFAD). The meeting will be held from 12:30 
p.m. to 4:45 p.m. on Tuesday, October 14, 2014 in Salon B of the Des 
Moines Marriott Downtown Hotel in Des Moines, Iowa. The meeting will be 
streamed live on the Internet. The link to the global live stream is on 
BIFAD's home page: http://www.usaid.gov/bifad.
    The central theme of this year's meeting will be Feeding the World 
in 2050: Agricultural Research Capacity and Youth Engagement. Dr. Brady 
Deaton, BIFAD Chair, will preside over the public business meeting, 
which will begin promptly at 12:30 p.m. with opening remarks. At this 
public meeting, the Board will address old and new business and hear 
from USAID, the university community, and other experts on progress and 
mechanisms for advancing programming in agricultural research and 
capacity development.
    BIFAD Chairman Deaton will present an outreach report on his 
participation in the World Edible Legume Research Conference hosted by 
the USAID Innovation Lab for Grain Legumes. The first panel in the 
session will inform BIFAD and the public on updates from USAID 
principals on the Presidential Feed the Future Initiative and other 
USAID initiatives, including progress to date and the Feed the Future 
research, policy and capacity development strategy. USAID principals 
also will present the USAID Nutrition Strategy.
    Starting at 1:45 p.m., BIFAD member Harold Martin will chair a 
second panel on Needs for agricultural research capacity to feed the 
world in 2050. George Norton from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and 
State University (Virginia Tech) will discuss returns to investment in 
agricultural research and Keith Fuglie from the USDA Economic Research 
Service will explain the use of Total Factor Productivity Studies in 
measuring agricultural research investments.
    The third panel session, chaired by BIFAD Chair Deaton, will focus 
on Youth Engagement in Food Security Efforts. Dean June Henton will 
discuss the Auburn University Hunger Initiative, and Gary Burniske, 
Purdue Managing Director of the Purdue University Global Food Security 
Center, will provide an update on the Global Food Security Fellows 
Program, a USAID program for US university students.
    At 3:30 p.m. the BIFAD Awards for Scientific Excellence in a Title 
XII Innovation Lab will be announced and presented by Chair Deaton and 
BIFAD member Waded Cruzado, followed by a half-hour public comment 
period from 4:00-4:30 p.m. At 4:30 p.m. Chair Brady Deaton will make 
closing remarks and adjourn the public meeting.
    Those wishing to attend the meeting or obtain additional 
information about BIFAD should contact Susan Owens, Executive Director 
and Designated Federal Officer for BIFAD in the Bureau for Food 
Security at USAID. Interested persons may write to her in care of the 
U.S. Agency for International Development, Ronald Reagan Building, 
Bureau for Food Security, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Room 2.09-067, 
Washington, DC 20523-2110 or telephone her at (202) 712-0218.

Susan Owens,
Executive Director and USAID Designated Federal Officer for BIFAD, 
Bureau for Food Security, U.S. Agency for International Development.
[FR Doc. 2014-22839 Filed 9-24-14; 8:45 am]
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