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Angelino Viceisza Appointed to BIFAD's Inaugural Subcommittee to Address Climate and Global Food Crisis

by Brandon Vaughn | October 13, 2022

Angelino C.G. Viceisza, Ph.D., Professor of Economics at Spelman College, has been named as a key member of The Board for International and Agricultural Development’s (BIFAD) Subcommittee on Systematic Solutions for Climate Change Adaption and Mitigation in Agricultural, Nutrition, and Food Systems.

This inaugural subcommittee — formed by BIFAD and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) — emerged as President Biden’s response to the current global food security crisis. This subcommittee has been tasked with coming together to gather evidence-based solutions to fast-track USAID’s role in tackling the climate crisis, while transforming food systems.

Learn more about this subcommittee’s initiatives and strategies.


USAID is the world's premier international development agency and a catalytic actor driving development results. USAID works to help lift lives, build communities, and advance democracy. USAID's work advances U.S. national security and economic prosperity; demonstrates American generosity; and promotes a path to recipient self-reliance and resilience. President John F. Kennedy created the United States Agency for International Development by executive order in 1961 to lead the US government’s international development and humanitarian efforts.

Learn more about USAID's History

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