United States Plays a Major Role in Food Aid Abroad

The United States is the leader in world food aid, providing about 60 percent of total world cereal aid shipments (fig. 1). In comparison, the European Community provides about 20 percent, Canada 10 percent, Japan 4 percent, and Australia 3 percent. A number of other nations also provide food to needy countries. The United States provides food aid abroad through two main channels: the Public Law (P.L.) 480 Program, otherwise known as Food for Peace, and Section 416(b) of the Agricultural Act of 1949, as amended. Closely related to these is the Food for Progress Program, which uses commodities to encourage agricultural policy reform. It is carried out using P.L. 480 Title I funds, Section 416(b) commodities, or Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) funds.


Issue Date:
Jul 07 1992
Publication Type:
Journal Article
ISSN:
1056-327X
Language:
English
Published in:
Food Review: The Magazine of Food Economics, Volume 15, Issue 2
Page range:
25-27




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