Many stakeholders have asked about our plans for the International Food Aid and Development Conference. USDA and USAID have reviewed this matter and will not be organizing a multiday International Food Aid and Development Conference in 2013. This is due to U.S. Government agencies facing a difficult budget environment and being urged to minimize conference events in light of these budget constraints.
In lieu of a multi-day conference being held in Kansas City, USDA and USAID will however organize a one-day public meeting in Washington, DC. We plan to have the one-day meeting as an add-on to the Food Aid Consultative Group meeting in November 2013. We know that this is not a complete substitute for the IFADC and that we will have to be creative and thoughtful in how we organize this event. USDA and USAID will reach out to stakeholders during the planning of the one-day meeting.
If you have any questions, please contact Dana Richey, telephone 202-720-0430, email@example.com