Food and Agriculture

Trends and Challenges Facing the Food & Agriculture sector:

  • Responding to rapidly evolving changes in global food systems due to dramatic shifts in climate and demand.
  • The shift away from evidence -based policy responses to meaningful food security and enhanced environmental sustainability.
  • The growing trend to view business as the “problem” and not part of the solution among public and private actors who fail to recognize mutual interests and limitations.

 

 

USCIB’s Response:

  • Advocating for business as a solutions partner in international forums including the OECD Health Committee and OECD Agriculture committee.
  • Showcasing business leadership, investments and innovation at the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) as they seek effective policy approaches on food security and nutrition in the context of changing rural-urban dynamics.
  • Calling for public/private partnerships involving all stakeholders to improve transparency and broaden participation to meet the global challenges facing the sustainability of agriculture and food systems.

Magnifying Your Voice with USCIB:

  • USCIB is the only U.S. business association formally affiliated with the world’s three largest business organizations where we work with business leaders across the globe to extend our reach to influence policymakers in key international markets to American business.
  • Build consensus with like-minded industry peers and participate in off-the-record briefings with policymakers both home and abroad.

News Stories

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Co-Chairs

Sylvia Aguilera
Director, International Public Affairs
McDonald’s Corporation

 

Diego T. Ruiz
Vice President, Global Public Policy and Government Affairs
PepsiCo

Staff

Michael Michener
Vice President, Product Policy and Innovation
202-617-3159 or mmichener@uscib.org

Staff

Mia Lauter
Policy and Program Assistant
212-703-5082 or mlauter@uscib.org

 

Staff Contact:   Michael Michener

VP, Product Policy and Innovation
Tel: 202.617.3159

Michael Michener is USCIB’s vice president of product policy and innovation, joining USCIB in early 2017. Michener is a former administrator of the U.S. Foreign Agricultural Service who has also served as a U.S. trade diplomat and association executive. Michener most recently served in Brussels as director of multilateral relations for CropLife International, representing the association before a range of international organizations – including the UN Food and Agricultural Organization, the UN Environment Program and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change – on issues related to crop protection products and agriculture biotechnology.
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