BIFADBoard for International Food and Agricultural Development
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Kerry Byrne's leadership (recently retired USAID officer), this comprehensive analysis and rationale (and support programs recommended to advance sustained broad-based economic growth) was presented to and favorably received by representatives of numerous development-related organizations: including the World Bank, MCC, IDB, USDA, State, USAID, United States International Trade Commission, as well as various think tanks and development leaders, such as Woodrow Wilson Center, USAID's Agricultural Sector Council, APLU, BIFAD, AIARD, Bread for the World, Central American Bank of Economic Integration (CABEI), UN/ECLAC, IICA, various senior governmental officials, etc.
Shah's request to BIFAD and the subsequent HICD Review directed by BIFAD's Chair B.
BIFAD's bold new initiative in HICD with particular emphasis on the "institutional side," provides the much needed comprehensive re-entry point and program intervention to advance new era support structures.
The Board on International Food and Agricultural Development (BIFAD) was created by the Title 12 amendment to the US Foreign Assistance Act in 1975 in legislation sponsored by Representative Paul Findley (R-ILL) and Senator Hubert Humphrey (D-Minn).
BIFAD has undertaken two major studies and members of the Board have participated in workshops and forums in several African and Asian countries with universities, mission staff, and with the research and extension efforts underway in those countries.