Tuesday, 4 March 2008

The International Development Agriculture Coordinating Committee (IDACC)

FARA made a presentation on 29/02 at the meeting of the International Development Agriculture Coordinating Committee (IDACC).

IDACC functions at the NASULGC Presidential level for the specific purposes of significantly increasing USAID’s funding for agriculture and the Collaborative Research Support Programs (CRSPs) and to promote the university profile within the Agency. It also serves as the Budget and Advocacy Committee of the International Agriculture Section. Currently, there are 47 member institutions, represented primarily by directors of international programs. Since NASULGC has intensified its advocacy through IACC in 1997, USAID’s budget for international agriculture has significantly increased.

The Collaborative Research Support Program (CRSP) was created in 1977 to engage the capacities of the US Land Grant and other eligible universities in addressing the needs of devloping nations worldwide while also contributing to US food security and agricultural development.

The National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges (NASULGC) is a voluntary, non-profit association of public research universities, land-grant institutions, and many state university systems and has member campuses in all 50 states and the U.S. territories.

See list of International Agriculture Coordinating Committee Participating Institutions

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