180th BIFAD Public Meeting
Event Date: Oct 15, 2019
Time: 08:30 AM to 04:30 PM (GMT -5)
Des Moines Marriott Downtown
700 Grand Avenue, Salons A-C
Des Moines, Iowa, 50309, United States
Online: Online Event
Agriculture and Food Security in Fragile and Conflict-affected Contexts
The Board for International Food and Agricultural Development (BIFAD), a presidentially appointed advisory committee to the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), will convene a public meeting to examine issues around agriculture and food security in fragile and conflict-affected contexts as well as issues around displacement and its effects on food systems.
The event will specifically address the following questions: What is the state of knowledge on the relationship between conflict, fragility and food systems? What are the implications of this relationship for food security? How can food security and agricultural investments be most effective in preventing conflict or accelerating recovery in post-conflict settings? What are the unique needs of affected populations?
BIFAD 2019 Award Announcement and Launch of BIFAD-commissioned Study on US Benefits
The Board will be presenting a commissioned study on "How the United States Benefits from Agricultural and Food Security Investments in Developing Countries." The session will include overviews of key findings and presentations from the study’s authors.
Also in this session, the Board will be honoring the 2019 winners of the BIFAD Award for Scientific Excellence in a Feed the Future Innovation Lab.
More information, including a detailed agenda and registration information, can be found on the BIFAD landing page at http://www.aplu.org/projects-and-initiatives/international-programs/bifad/bifad-meetings.html.