Annual Meeting 2005
The 41st Annual Meeting of
The Association for International Agriculture
and Rural Development
June 5-7, 2005
Speakers and Panelists
Julie Howard is Executive Director of the Partnership to Cut Hunger and Poverty in Africa, an independent U.S.-Africa coalition dedicated to increasing the level and effectiveness of development assistance to Africa. The Partnership focuses on investment in agriculture and rural sectors as a critical lever to expand broad-based economic growth and end African poverty and hunger in our lifetimes. Co-chairs include the Presidents of Ghana, Mali, Mozambique, and Uganda, the Chair of the African Union Commission, Peter McPherson, Sen. Bob Dole and Cong. Lee Hamilton.
The Partnership played a major role in putting African agriculture and rural development "back on the agenda" of USAID, World Bank, and other bilateral and multilateral donors. The Partnership is actively involved in AGOA, MCA and biotechnology policy and program development, and undertakes additional policy advocacy and program
shington State University and Ph.D. at the University of Idaho.