International Food and Agricultural Development


The Board for International Food and Agricultural Development will meet  September 12, 2018.  Participants are able to join in person in Washington D.C. or via livestream.  The meeting is in regards to the Feed the Future Learning Agenda to address old and new Agenda for the program.  The meeting will address a study with commission by BIFAD and USAID into the benefits and capabilities from strategic investments in developing country agriculture and food security.  The study in conduct by Dr. Jose[h Glauber, researcher at International Food Policy Research Institute.  The Board will then engage in a dialogue to provide useful feedback and development to the Feed the Future Learning Agenda.

The learning agenda will address the requirements of the Global Security Act and to measure and improve the integration of Global Food Security Strategy.  These address, to improve the effectiveness of the Feed the Future initiative.  Eight areas of focus include

  1. Gender and Women’s empowerment
  2. Market Systems
  3. Policy Systems
  4. Nutrition
  5. Risk and Resilience
  6. Youth
  7. Water and the techniques of Sanitation and hygiene
  8. Procedures and Technologies to improve Scaling

The above eight areas of focus are essential to the work and research that is put into the Feed the Future initiative’s success.  Outputs are under analysis in order to develop understanding and insight into the the questions from the agenda.


The Feed the Future Initiative is one of many programs that help improve foreign economies, and a sustainable food supply for local populations.  Programs like these help humanitarian efforts and make the countries of the world more in connection, and raise a standard for lead economies of the world.

Companies looking to donate additional food supply could benefit by research into programs similar to the one put forth in this article.  Although this program does not accept donations, others do and can be vital to U.S. companies goals for Ethics, Community and Social Responsibility development.

Entrepreneurs could benefit into research into programs as these to find international business opportunities.  Alternatively, citizens could inquire into the program and look for opportunities to work with a government organization to carry out goodwill goals of the United States.


Regulation Regular comments on actions of government agencies with an explanation and examination for stratagem or opportunity.

In an effort to find opportunity for entrepreneurial and investment efforts, I have begun to monitor more actions from governmental agencies regarding regulations.  This segment aims to highlight interesting developments in the business environment including competitors, regulations, or interesting occurrences.


Regulations can be a source of opportunity, as they make a major part in the determination of barriers to entry.  An industry or practice is difficult to enter if there is a significant amount of regulative procedures and requirements, versus when restrictions are removed an opportunity may be presented.  In this way we are doing our small part to encourage an informed people.

We start from modest beginnings but continue to identify, develop, and research opportunity and strategy for entrepreneurs, to better develop business ideas.


Leave a Comment

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.