USAID to Host Two-Day Online Discussion on Food Safety Research in Developing Countries

Produce sale at local market in Malawi. Photo credit: IFPRI

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) will hold a two-day AgExchange to provide a forum for the international research community to discuss key constraints and research priorities in food safety. The online exchange, which will begin June 20, 2017, at 10:00AM EDT (GMT – 4), will look at overarching food safety needs, concerns, and gaps in Feed the Future countries.

Through the discussion, participants will assist USAID in identifying gaps and weaknesses in global research for food safety and evaluating the existing research portfolio to assess the need for research in food safety to ensure successful implementation of the United States Government Global Food Security Strategy.

Ahead of the discussion, participants are invited to read a white paper written by Delia Grace of the International Livestock Research Institute. Videos by Grace and Rob Bertram, Chief Scientist at USAID, providing an introduction and context to food safety within the U.S. Government Global Food Security Strategy, are also available.

The discussion will be facilitated by USAID staff. For more information, please visit the event web page.