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Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release September 12, 1996

President Clinton today announced his intention to appoint the following three members to the Board for International Food and Agricultural Development (BIFAD):

Dr. Ada Demb of Hilliard, Ohio joined Ohio State University as Vice-Provost for International Affairs and Associate Professor in January 1992. Dr. Demb has been serving as a member of BIFAD since July 1995. 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 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.

Dr. Walter Falcon of Stanford, California is the director of Stanford's Institute for International Studies. He has been serving as a member of BIFAD since July 1995. Dr. Falcon 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.

Dr. Goro Uehara of Honolulu, Hawaii is a professor in the Department of Agronomy and Soil Science at the University of Hawaii. Dr. Uehara has been serving as a member of BIFAD since July 1995. 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. He was named Scientist of the Year in 1993 by the Honolulu Chapter of the Achievement Rewards for College Scientists (ARCS) Foundation.

The Board for International Food and Agricultural Development advises the Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development on food security issues and other matters pertaining to the official U.S. foreign assistance program.