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Food Aid: Experience of U.S. Programs Suggests Opportunities for Improvement
GAO-02-801T: Published: Jun 4, 2002. Publicly Released: Jun 4, 2002.
The United States spent $50 billion (2002 dollars) on food aid between 1979 and 2003. Notwithstanding these sizable donations and donations by other countries, the need for food aid in the developing world far exceeds available supply. U.S. food aid is provided through six programs administered by the Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). These progra...
Food and Commodities: Federal Purchases and Major Regulations That Potentially Affect Prices Paid
RCED-00-173R: Published: Jun 15, 2000. Publicly Released: Jul 17, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the federal government's food and commodity purchases, focusing on: (1) details about federal agencies' purchases of food and agricultural commodities from fiscal year (FY) 1997 through FY 1999; and (2) information on major regulations that may affect the prices paid by these agencies for these products.GAO noted that: (1) five agenc...
Food Aid: Competing Goals and Requirements Hinder Title I Program Results
GGD-95-68: Published: Jun 26, 1995. Publicly Released: Jun 26, 1995.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the impact of Title I assistance on: (1) sustainable economic development in recipient countries; and (2) long-term market development for U.S. agricultural goods in those countries.GAO found that: (1) U.S. agricultural exports and world food aid have decreased because there are other donor countries and new programs such as the Department of Agr...
Cargo Preference Requirements: Objectives Not Met When Applied to Food Aid Programs
T-GGD-94-212: Published: Sep 29, 1994. Publicly Released: Sep 29, 1994.
GAO discussed the effect of cargo preference laws on U.S. food aid shipments, focusing on the: (1) extent to which the application of cargo preference laws meet intended objectives; and (2) effect of certain food management practices on transportation costs. GAO noted that: (1) cargo preference requirements have increased food aid transportation costs by almost $600 million because U.S.-flag ships...
Cargo Preference Requirements: Objectives Not Significantly Advanced When Used in U.S. Food Aid Programs
GGD-94-215: Published: Sep 29, 1994. Publicly Released: Sep 29, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the effect of cargo preference laws on U.S. food aid programs, focusing on the: (1) extent to which the application of cargo preference laws meet their intended objectives; and (2) effect of certain food management practices on transportation costs.GAO found that: (1) cargo preference requirements do not meet the objective of helping to maintain U...
Drug Policy and Agriculture: U.S. Trade Impacts of Alternative Crops to Andean Coca
NSIAD-92-12: Published: Oct 28, 1991. Publicly Released: Nov 20, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO: (1) assessed how possible competition with U.S. agricultural exports has affected U.S. policy in assisting the production of alternative crops to coca in Bolivia and Peru; and (2) examined the possible impact of alternative crops on U.S. agricultural trade.GAO found that: (1) although the Agency for International Development (AID) proposed to provide assis...
Famine in Africa: Improving U.S. Response Time for Emergency Relief
NSIAD-86-56: Published: Apr 3, 1986. Publicly Released: Apr 3, 1986.
GAO commented on the time it took federal agencies to approve emergency food requests, obtain the commodities, and start loading them for shipment to African countries during the 1985 emergency.GAO found that: (1) in 1985 it took an average of 110 days to approve emergency food program requests, obtain commodities, and arrange shipping, which was somewhat less than the time required in 1984; (2) r...
Debt Collection: Information on the Amount of Debts Owed the Federal Government
AFMD-86-13FS: Published: Dec 3, 1985. Publicly Released: Dec 9, 1985.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the total amount of past due debts owed to the federal government, including all foreign government obligations.GAO did not develop information for programs or agencies for which the total debt was less than $1 million. GAO found that the basic receivable data reported to the Department of the Treasury showed that: (1) the total amount owed the gov...
President's Tenth Special Message for Fiscal Year 1985
OGC-85-15: Published: Jul 26, 1985. Publicly Released: Jul 26, 1985.
Pursuant to the Impoundment Control Act of 1974, the President's tenth special message for fiscal year 1985 was submitted to Congress on June 20, 1985.The special message proposed three new deferrals totalling $278,500,000 and two revised deferrals totalling $8,792,615. GAO found that: (1) the President should have reported the amount deferred from funds appropriated for Agency for International D...
Food for Development Program Constrained by Unresolved Management and Policy Questions
ID-81-32: Published: Jun 23, 1981. Publicly Released: Jun 23, 1981.
The implementation of the 1977 Food for Development amendment to the Agricultural Trade Development and Assistance Act was reviewed. This is the principal legislation under which the United States provides food aid to friendly countries. The review was conducted because of the emphasis in recent years on more closely relating U.S. food aid with recipient country self-help efforts and because of so...