About The Speaker: Charles Riemenschneider is Director of the North
American Liaison Office of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the
United Nations (FAO). He was appointed to his current position by Director-
General Jacques Diouf in December 1994. As FAO's representative in North
America, Dr. Riemenschneider coordinates FAO's activities in the region.
He represents the Organization before the national governments of the
United States and Canada, international institutions located in North
America, such as the World Bank and Inter-American Development Bank,
and non-governmental organizations in the region.
Prior to joining FAO, Dr. Riemenschneider was Majority Staff Director of the
U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry for eight
years. He came to that position from several years as Vice President in the
Global Portfolio Management Department of Chemical Bank in New York
City. Earlier, Dr. Riemenschneider was professional staff for the U.S. Senate
Budget Committee as Analyst for Agriculture and Science and
subsequently Senior Analyst for Physical Resources. In addition he has
worked as a consultant to major government organizations, and private
companies on the farm input supply, agricultural marketing and food
processing industries and served on the faculty of Michigan State
University. Notably, Dr. Riemenschneider was a member of the President's
Agricultural Task Force to Zaire in 1985 and Chairman of the Industry
Committee of the American Agricultural Economics Association. Born and
raised on a family dairy farm in north central Maryland, he went on to
earn a B.S. in Agricultural Economics from Rutgers University and an M.S.
and Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics from Michigan State University.
Attachments to Hardcopy Report: Brochure, Global Assembly on Food
Security; Brochure, Symposium 1995 Quebec; Basic Information, World
Food Summit; Elements for Possible Inclusion in a Draft Policy Document
and Plan of Action on Universal Food Security, FAO Council, 108th Session,
Rome, 5-15 June 1995.
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