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“(A) participating in the implementation of the action plan through meetings, workshops, and proper involvement; and

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"(B) serving as an outreach vehicle to all

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"(9) developing information exchanges and consulting regularly with nongovernmental organizations, consumer groups, producers, agribusinesses and associations, agricultural cooperatives and commodity groups, State departments of agriculture, State agricultural research and extension agencies,

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and academic institutions;

"(10) investigating and resolving issues concerning implementation of this title as requested by

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"(11) advising the Administrator on any and all

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(d) SUBORDINATE UNITS.-Section 298(d) of the

21 Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 (22 U.S.C. 2220c(d)) is

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(1) in paragraph (1)

(A) by striking "Research" and insert

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(B) by striking “administration” and inserting design”; and

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(C) by striking "section 297(a)(3) of this

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title" and inserting "section 297"; and

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(2) in paragraph (2)

(A) by striking “Joint Committee on Country Programs" and inserting "Joint Oper

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(a) AUTHORIZATION.-Section 299(a) of the Foreign

16 Assistance Act of 1961 (22 U.S.C. 2220d(a)) is

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(1) by striking "(a)" and inserting "(a)(1)";

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(2) by striking "sections 110(b)” and inserting

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(3) by adding at the end the following:
"(2)(A) In addition to amounts made available under

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23 paragraph (1), there are authorized to be appropriated to 24 carry out this title $305,000,000 for cach of the fiscal

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"(B) Of the amount appropriated pursuant to the au

2 thorization of appropriations under subparagraph (A) for 3 a fiscal year, $34,000,000 shall be made available to carry 4 out section 296(b)(2).".

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(b) FUNDING RELATING TO UNIVERSITIES.-Section

6 299(d) of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 (22 U.S.C:

7 2220d(d)) is amended by striking "accept and expend” 8 and inserting "solicit, accept, and expend”.

9 SEC. 6. ANNUAL REPORT.

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Section 300 of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961

11 (22 U.S.C. 2220e) is amended by striking "April 1" and 12 inserting "September 1".

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AMENDMENT IN THE NATURE OF A SUBSTITUTE

TO HR. 4002

OFFERED BY MR GILMAN

Strike all after the enacting clause and insert the

following:

1 SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

2 This Act may be cited as the "Famine Prevention 3 and Freedom from Hunger Improvement Act of 2000”.

4 SEC. 2. GENERAL PROVISIONS.

5 (a) DECLARATIONS OF POLICY.-(1) The first sen6 tence of section 296(a) of the Foreign Assistance Act of 7 1961 (22 U.S.C. 2220a(a)) is amended to read as follows:

8 “The Congress declares that, in order to achieve the mu9 tual goals among nations of ensuring food security, human 10 health, agricultural growth, trade expansion, and the wise 11 and sustainable use of natural resources, the United 12 States should mobilize the capacities of the United States 13 land-grant universities, other eligible universities, and 14 public and private partners of universities in the United 15 States and other countries, consistent with sections 103 16 and 103A of this Act, for (1) global research on problems 17 affecting food, agriculture, forestry, and fisheries, (2) im18 proved human capacity and institutional resource develop 19 ment for the global application of agricultural and related

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1 environmental sciences, (3) agricultural development and

2 trade research and extension services in the United States

3. and other countries to support the entry of rural indus-
4 tries into world markets, and (4) providing for the applica-
5 tion of agricultural sciences to solving food, health, natri-
6 tion, rural income, and environmental problems, especially
7 such problems in low-income, food deficit countries.".
8 (2) The second sentence of section 296(a) of the For-
9 eign Assistance Act of 1961 (22 U.S.C. 2220a(a)) is

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(A) in paragraph (1), by striking “in this country and inserting "with and through the private sector in this country and to understanding processes of economic development”;

(B) in paragraph (2), to read as follows:
"(2) that land-grant and other universities in

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the United States have demonstrated over many

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years their ability to cooperate with international

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agencies, educational and research institutions in other countries, the private sector, and nongovernmental organizations worldwide, in expanding global agricultural production, processing, business and trade, to the benefit of the United States and other

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countries;”;

(C) in paragraph (3), to read as follows:

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