USAID Workshop

2nd Food Aid Packaging Solutions Workshop Series

A Collaborative Effort from the USAID, USDA, World Food Program (WFP) and MSU

August 14 and 15, 2018
On the campus of Michigan State University

Registration has closed for the 2018 event.  If you would like to still register please contact Cimberly Weir at or 517-353-6797

This event is graciously sponsored by Didion Milling.  didion_logo_color

Cost to attend is: $50 per person and includes dinner and light refreshments.  Lunch is on your own both days.  See full agenda below. 

MSU School of Packaging, 448 Wilson Rd, East Lansing, MI 48824

Main contacts: Cimberly Weir, MSU ( Tel: 517-353-3797; Ricky Speck

The Main Objective of our SeminarGathering key food aid stakeholders to discuss the current status of food aid commodity packaging, challenges, new technological advances, potential solutions, and identify next steps in optimizing food aid packaging. The workshop should result in a report outlining specific steps to address current challenges using readily available technologies, as well as research and innovation opportunities within the next three years to five years.


We are looking to keep the cost low for the attendance to the workshop and our sponsors make that possible! The amounts listed below are not the only options, please let me know if you are are interested in sponsoring at another amount. 

If you would like to be a sponsor please email Cimberly Weir at

Sponsorship Opportunity 4-25-18


The group rate at the East Lansing Marriott has ended, however, please call them to see if they can still honor the rate of $160.00 / night using the block for the MSU School of Packaging.  517-337-4440 

Please send topic ideas and other ideas for the event to Cimberly Weir.


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