Food aid efforts reviewed

Food aid efforts reviewed

THE House Agriculture Committee is pushing back on an Obama Administration proposal to move away from providing physical U.S. commodities for international food aid.

The White House is asking that up to a quarter of the $1.4 billion in international food aid it donates under the Food for Peace Title II programs be converted to local purchases, food vouchers or even cash transfers, suggesting that this is a more economical way to provide assistance.

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