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Foreign Assistance: U.S. Agencies Face Challenges to Improving the Efficiency and Effectiveness of Food Aid
The U.S. is the largest provider of food aid in th

 
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By Thomas Melito (au)
Year: 2007
Pages: 38
Binding Paperback

Product Code: 1422314642

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The U.S. is the largest provider of food aid in the world, accounting for over half of all global food aid supplies intended to alleviate hunger. Since the 2002 reauthorization of the Farm Bill, Congress has appropriated $2 billion/yr. for U.S. food aid programs, which delivered 4 million metric tons of agricultural commodities/yr. Despite growing demand for food aid, rising bus. & transport. costs have contributed to a 43% decline in average tonnages delivered over the last 5 yrs. For the largest U.S. food aid program, these costs represent 65% of total food aid expend., highlighting the need to maximize the efficiency & effectiveness of food aid. This report examined some key challenges to the efficiency of delivery, & effective monitoring of U.S. food aid. Illus.

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