Project: Economic Research Service's Second Food Security Conference
Award Year: 1998
Amount of award, fiscal 1998: $100,000.00
Institution: IQ Solutions
Status: Completed
Detailed Objective: This conference brought together experts from government, universities, research institutes, and public interest groups that have an interest in food security measurement. The focus was to provide direction for future research needs and data collection, including the potential for measurement of individual food security; and to foster interaction among public and private researchers in the involvement, refinement, validation, and use of the U.S. Department of Agriculture/Department of Health and Human Services food security measurement scale. The conference is part of a continuing, collaborative effort of several federal agencies in the U.S. Department of Agriculture and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to advance research understanding in this area. A fixed-price contract was awarded to IQ Solutions, Inc., at a cost of $100,000. The conference was held in February 1999.
Topic: Conferences and Workshops, Data Collection and Methodology, Food Security