FACA Committee Purpose & Justification The information in this plan was imported from the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) database and transformed into StratML Part 1, Strategic Plan, format. Fiscal Year:2011 Committee Type: Scientific Technical Program Advisory Board Board for International Food and Agricultural Development AID 1ae9c90b-4d4d-4e7f-b5d6-7874fdb4355a [1053]: http://www.usaid.gov/our_work/agriculture/bifad/index.html Agency for International Development [148]: http://www.usaid.gov/index.html Sponsoring Agency Beneficiary Ms. Catherine Ann Bertini Chair, International Relations Program, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University Committee Member Representative Performer Dr. Brady J. Deaton University of Missouri Chancellor Committee Member Representative Performer William B. DeLauder Ph.D. President Emeritus, Delaware State University Committee Member Representative Performer Dr. Gebisa Ejeta Distinguished Professor of Agronomy, Purdue University Committee Member Representative Performer Ms. Jo Luck President, Heifer International Committee Member Representative Performer Mr. Marty McVey McVey & Co. Investments LLC Committee Member Representative Performer Dr. Elsa A. Murano Ph.D. Professor and President Emerita, Texas A & M University Committee Member Representative Performer The committee (BIFAD) assists USAID in the administration of programs authorized by Title XII. More specifically, this includes participating in the planning, development and implementation of, initiating recommendations for, and monitoring of the Section 297 program components of Title XII through U.S. public universities and their public/private partners. Title XII Section 297 activities support agricultural development in developing countries by: 1) building institutional capacity and human resource skills, 2)providing long-term U.S. university program support for global collaborative research and learning, 3) involving U.S. universities more fully in the international network of agricultural science, and 4) providing program support for international agricultural research centers, special research problems and national research systems. The BIFAD members focus on higher level strategic oriented issues and the BIFAD subordinate units focus of operational planning and implementation issues. All BIFAD activities are coordinated through the BIFAD secretariat located in the USAID Office of Development Partners. To facilitate BIFAD's access to U.S. public university and college expertise, the BIFAD secretariat collaborates closely with the Association of Public and Land Grant Universities (APLU) and the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) and the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS). The BIFAD Secretariat draws upon other U.S. agency expertise as appropriate. 16d2ea17-4924-4558-ab6b-0c97e565810a Title XII food and agricultural development programs implemented through U.S. public universities and colleges represent an important segment of the U.S. Feed the Future (FtF) strategic food security programming. BIFAD provides recomendations on Title XII aspects of the FtF. BIFAD also coordinates more full and robust utilization of U.S. public university and colleges and their private/public partners to address agricultural development challenges facing the developing countries under FtF. 60e1da39-8dbd-4ab4-ad4e-55c7f41217bd Recommandations BIFAD is legislatively mandated to provide USAID a unique point of access and strategic cooperation with U.S. state and local public universities and colleges that are implementing their own international agricultural development programs based on domestic regional, state and local security and economic prosperity imperatives. BIFAD coordination not only provides USAID systematic access to the top level scientific, technical and institutional expertise to address critical international food, climate and agriculture developments but it also enables USAID to lead a truly "whole of U.S. government" response to global food security by enlisting the support of not only our federal government partners but our state and local governemnts partners as well. 860ba7c4-f2b6-4c5e-8833-7e95b0a7dd58 Make, Accept, Implement 0aae79f1-26e8-4c12-80cc-4d414c07ca42 8b42994a-12bb-4bba-aca1-b9dbbb49b765 Recommendations Made Number Board for International Food and Agricultural Development Agency for International Development Unspecified n/a 2010-10-01 2011-09-30 BIFAD is a statutory committee and has been in place since 1975. No attempt has been been made to collect and review separate and distinct recommendations to date. For FY 2011, no such recommendations were made to USAID as it was working with its federal governments partners (State, USDA, MCC, Treasury and the NSC) to design the new Food Security program FtF. During the year BIFAD supported task forces on Haiti and the Minority Serving Institutions and will be providing recomendations issues related to FtF programming as well general FtF programming related to collaborative research and higher education collaboration in FY 2012. 0 2010-10-01 2011-09-30 368b83a0-3e53-4694-a51c-936f573d5f94 Recommendations Fully Accepted Percentage Board for International Food and Agricultural Development Agency for International Development For a variety of its own reasons not applicable to the Committee, the agency may implement all/most of the recommendations, but few times recommendations are not implemented. n/a 2010-10-01 2011-09-30 No recommendations made in FY 2011. 0 2010-10-01 2011-09-30 56b600ee-a458-4c50-b2c8-8e3e7a60c18a Recommendations Partially Accepted Percentage Board for International Food and Agricultural Development Agency for International Development There are sometimes a few proposals which were not funded in their entirety, those few being scaled back from their original level of requested funding (allowable under the program). n/a 2010-10-01 2011-09-30 0 2010-10-01 2011-09-30 2010-10-01 2011-09-30 2013-07-09 http://explore.data.gov/resource/datasets/c5i3-bb9j Gannon (J.) 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