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Tuesday, October 16 • 8:45am - 3:30pm
BIFAD Public Meeting: The Nexus of Human Health, Nutrition and Agriculture

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“The Nexus of Agriculture, Nutrition and Human Health”

Downtown Des Moines Marriott
Salons B/C, Second Floor

8:45 a.m.
Chair Brady Deaton opens meeting and reviews agenda

Welcome by World Food Prize Foundation President Ambassador Kenneth Quinn
Old Business
New Business

Updates on USG Feed the Future/G8 “New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition”
Julie Howard - Chief Scientist, Bureau for Food Security, USAID

How are USAID Efforts Progressing for the Nexus of Health, Nutrition and Agriculture after a Natural Disaster: The USAID/BIFAD Haiti Visit Report
Dr. Elsa Murano - BIFAD member
The Honorable Marty McVey - BIFAD member

9:45 am
Review of Research Models Working on Agriculture, Nutrition and Human Health: The Report by CRSP Review Team and BIFAD
Dr. Brady Deaton - BIFAD Chair
Dr. Robert J. Jones - Sr. Vice-President, University of Minnesota
USAID Response: Robert Bertram - Director, Office of Agricultural Research and Policy, Bureau for Food Security, USAID

10:25-10:45 am
Public Comment Period


10:45-11:00 am

11:00 am
Panel One: Key issues in Agriculture and Nutrition Linkages for Development  
(semi-circle moderated discussion)

 Jo Luck - BIFAD Board member

Promoting improved nutrition while enhancing agriculture:  Analysis of why is it so hard to do and to demonstrate?
Dr. Patrick Webb – Nutrition CRSP, Tufts University

- CGIAR’s Research Program 4:  Agriculture for Improved Nutrition & Health - Application of research results
Dr. John McDermott – IFPRI

- Q&A – BIFAD members first, then audience, time-permitting

Update on USAID Higher Education Solutions Network
Alex Dehgan - USAID Science Advisor

12:30– 1:30pm
BIFAD Executive Luncheon (Marriott Waterloo Room)

1:45 pm
Panel Two: Key Mechanisms for Effective University Involvement in Agriculture and Nutrition Linkages for Development 
(semi-circle moderated discussion)
Moderator: Gebisa Ejeta - BIFAD member

- How Universities can play a role in the Development of Current Guidance for Linking Agriculture and Nutrition in Development
Dr. Anna Herforth – World Bank

- Role of Nutrition and Agriculture in Post-Conflict Development: Role for Universities in Program Implementation
Dr. Emily Levitt Ruppert – World Vision International

2:45 pm
Respondent: Dr. Sally Abbott - Nutrition and Food Security Technical Adviser, USAID Global Health

BIFAD Awards for Scientific Excellence in a USAID CRSP
BIFAD Chair Brady Deaton, BIFAD member William DeLauder

- Awards given to recipients, then a 3-5 minute presentation by each recipient
CRSP Research Award Winner – Dr. James E. Simon, Rutgers University
CRSP Student Award Winner – Geraldine Mukeshimana, Michigan State University               

Public Comment Period

Public Meeting Adjourned

Please contact Susan Owens at sowens@usaid.gov for additional information.

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Brady J. Deaton

Chancellor, University of Missouri
Chancellor Brady J. Deaton became the 21st chief executive officer of the University of Missouri on Oct. 4, 2004. With many years of service to MU and experience in public higher education, Dr. Deaton brings an international perspective, a record of national leadership, and a... Read More →

Tuesday October 16, 2012 8:45am - 3:30pm CDT
Salon B & C