USAID food aid boxes in storage USDA Photo by Lance Cheung
USAID works in cooperation with other U.S. Government offices such as the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), and international humanitarian experts. The USDA provides food assistance to support emergency feeding programs in countries experiencing food shortages due to drought and civil conflict.

GAO report evaluates global food aid programs

USDA and USAID did not consistently document their processes and procedures, leading to concerns of negative market impacts.

The Government Accounting Office (GAO) recently released a report analyzing the impact of U.S. global food aid programs in response to a request from House Agriculture Committee chairman Michael Conway (R., Texas). The report comes at a critical time for U.S. food assistance programs, whose funding levels have been the subject of frequent debates as part of the annual budget process.

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