International Food Aid: U.S. and Other Donor Contributions
LIBRARY OF CONGRESS WASHINGTON DC CONGRESSIONAL RESEARCH SERVICE
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The United States is the worlds major provider of international food aid to low-income developing countries. This report provides three indicators of the U.S. contribution to global food aid 1 shipments of major donors compiled by the International Grains Council, 2 U.S. contributions to the United Nations World Food Program WFP, and 3 the U.S. commitment under the Food Aid Convention FAC. U.S. food aid accounted for 59 of food aid shipments by major donors during 1995-2003. A substantial portion of U.S. food aid is channeled through the WFP. During 1996-2004, around 48 of the food aid distributed by the WFP came from the United States. The Food Aid Convention FAC, now expired, was an agreement among donor countries to provide a minimum amount of food aid to low-income developing countries. The food aid commitment by all FAC signatories was approximately 4.9 million metric tons mmt. The United States pledged to provide 2.5 mmt, or 51 of the total commitment.
- Government and Political Science
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