Wednesday, July 18, 2018

2018 AAEA Annual Meeting: Board for International Food and Agricultural Development Public Meeting

US Benefits and Capabilities Leveraged from Strategic USAID Investments in Developing Country Agriculture and Food Security

Madison A&B on the Mezzanine Level in Marriott Wardman Park
or via Livestream
August 8, 2018, 9:00 am to Noon EDT

The Board for International Food and Agricultural Development (BIFAD) and USAID are pleased to invite Agricultural & Applied Economics Association members and other interested individuals to engage in a dialogue and provide feedback on a new study that is being commissioned by BIFAD and USAID. This study will analyze US benefits and capabilities leveraged from strategic USAID investments in developing country agriculture and food security. Participants will:
● Review and provide feedback on a conceptual framework characterizing the channels by which food and agricultural development investments in developing countries affect the American economy
● Identify the types and assess the quality of evidence available to estimate the importance of the channels
● Suggest other data sources for consideration in the study

Dr. Joseph Glauber, Senior Research Fellow at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), will lead the study for BIFAD and will present at the meeting. Dr. Glauber served over 30 years at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, including as Chief Economist from 2008 to 2014. He was elected Fellow of AAEA in 2012.

Dr. Mark Keenum, BIFAD Chair and President of Mississippi State University, will chair the meeting.

Please register for either in-person or Livestream participation at the upcoming meeting here. We look forward to receiving your input.

If you have questions about the event, please contact Clara Cohen at 202-712-0119 or

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