Three-Day AgExchange on Nutrition, Resilience, and Agriculture-Led Economic Growth


by A4NH | April 6, 2017

The Board for International Food and Agricultural Development (BIFAD) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) invite development practitioners, researchers working in food security, and others to provide insight on research investments to support the U.S. Government’s Global Food Security Strategy (GFSS). 

The event, titled "Aligning Research Investments to the Global Food Security Strategy: A Three-Day AgExchange on Nutrition, Resilience, and Agriculture-Led Economic Growth," will be held April 18 to 20. It will include facilitated online discussions to explore research needs across three core themes from the GFSS Results Framework: agriculture-led economic growth, resilience, and nutrition.

The agenda will kick off with a live webinar, opened by Dr. Brady Deaton, BIFAD Chair and Chancellor Emeritus of the University of Missouri, and featuring remarks by Dr. Ann Bartuska, Acting Chief Scientist and Under Secretary, Research Education, and Economics Mission Area, U.S. Department of Agriculture; and presentations from Dr. Saharah Moon Chapotin, Deputy Assistant to the Administrator in USAID's Bureau for Food Security and Dr. Robert Bertram, Chief Scientist of the Bureau for Food Security, USAID.


All times are GMT -04:00

9:00 am Opening Webinar
10:00 am Discussion on Focusing Research Investments*
2:00 pm Discussion on Nutrition Research*
9:00 am Discussion on Ag-led Economic Growth Research*
7:00 am Discussion on Resilience Research*
3:30 pm Closing Webinar**
*Discussions will be facilitated until the beginning of the next discussion on the agenda. **The AgExchange will end at 5:00 pm on April 20, but remain open for commenting until 5:00 pm on April 21.


Those interested in learning more are invited to read the framing papers on the three discussion themes, and visit the FAQs page for further details.

How to Register:

  1. Agrilinks members who are logged in can click the “Register today” button on the right of the page.
  2. Non-Agrilinks members will need to join to participate. Click on “Join Agrilinks,” in the black banner at the top of the page. After joining, return to the event page and click on “Register Today” on the right of the page.

Upon registration, participants will automatically be registered for both the webinar (April 18 at 9:00 am) and the AgExchange (April 18-20).

This information originally appeared on the Agrilinks website. Please visit the event page for further details.