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Publication Date: 2007
Publisher: DIANE Publishing Company
The U.S. is the largest global food aid donor, accounting for over half of all food aid supplies to alleviate hunger & support dev¿t. Since 2002, Congress has appropriated an average of $2 billion per year for U.S. food aid programs, which delivered an average of 4 million metric tons of food commodities per year. Despite growing demand for food aid, rising business & transportation costs have contributed to a 52% decline in average tonnage delivered over the last 5 years. These costs represent 65% of total emergency food aid, highlighting the need to maximize its efficiency & effectiveness. This report examines some key challenges to the efficiency of U.S. food aid programs; & effective use of U.S. food aid. Includes recommendations. Charts & tables.Melito, Thomas is the author of 'Foreign Assistance : Various Challenges Impede the Efficiency and Effectiveness of U. S. Food Aid', published 2007 under ISBN 9781422317181 and ISBN 1422317188.