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Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release June 13, 1995

President Clinton today announced his intent to appoint the following six members to the Board for International Food and Agricultural Development (BIFAD).

Ada Demb of Hilliard, Ohio is currently an associate professor in the College of Education at Ohio State University. Dr. Demb previously held the position of Assistant Director for Agriculture and Social Science at the Hawaii Institute for Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources at the University of Hawaii. She has also served as a professor of Organization Systems and Director of the International Program for Board Members at the International Institute for Management Development in Lausanne, Switzerland.

Walter Falcon of Stanford, California is the director of Stanford's Institute for International Studies. He has written extensively on food policy and commodity systems as well as agricultural planning, U.S. agricultural policy and world food issues. He is coauthor of Food Policy Analysis which won the 1984 communication award of the American Agricultural Economics Association (AAEA). In 1989 he was selected an outstanding alumnus of Iowa State University, in 1990 a fellow of the AAEA, and in 1992 a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Miles Goggans of Little Rock, Arkansas, is the president of Goggans, Inc. a consulting and trading firm specializing in agricultural, timber and trade issues. He previously served as special assistant to the President for Agriculture, Trade and Rural Affairs and Acting Assistant Secretary for Congressional Relations at the Department of Agriculture.

Alan Kligerman of Pleasantville, New Jersey is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Lactaid Inc., which markets lactase enzymes worldwide, and CEO of AkPharma Inc, which markets another variety of enzymes. He is a member of the Advisory Council of Cornell's Institute of Food Science. He has adhered a number of articles on the development of special foods and holds
several patents in food technology and packaging.

Edward Schuh of Lake Elmo, Michigan is the Dean of the Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota, a position he has held since 1987. Dr. Schuh has also served as the Director of Agriculture and Rural Development at the World Bank. He was a professor of agricultural economics at Purdue University for 20 years.

Goro Uehara of Honolulu, Hawaii is a professor in the Department of Agronomy and Soil Science at the University of Hawaii. He has written frequently in the area of international agronomy. In 1982 he was selected by the National Academy of Sciences to participate in the US-China distinguished Scholar Exchange Program.

The Board will advise the Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development in international food security issues and other matters pertaining to the official U.S. foreign assistance program.