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Foreign Aid: Actions Taken to Improve Food Aid Management
NSIAD-95-74: Published: Mar 23, 1995. Publicly Released: Mar 23, 1995.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed food assistance programs authorized under titles II and III of the 1990 Agricultural Development and Trade Act, focusing on actions the Agency for International Development (AID) has taken to implement previous GAO recommendations.GAO found that: (1) AID has fully or partially implemented 11 of 13 recommendations that GAO made regarding problems...
Food Assistance Programs
RCED-95-115R: Published: Feb 28, 1995. Publicly Released: Mar 8, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) domestic food and nutrition assistance programs, focusing on those programs that target benefits to women, children, infants, the elderly, and the needy. GAO noted that: (1) USDA food assistance programs constitute about 60 percent of the USDA budget and the Food Stamp Program accounts for more than one-half o...
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...
Food Assistance: USDA's Multiprogram Approach
RCED-94-33: Published: Nov 24, 1993. Publicly Released: Dec 15, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Department of Agriculture's food assistance programs, focusing on: (1) the strengths and weaknesses of the current multiprogram approach; and (2) alternative approaches for delivering food assistance.GAO found that: (1) in fiscal year 1992, the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) and state agencies jointly operated 14 programs that...
Food Assistance: Information on Meal Costs in the National School Lunch Program
RCED-94-32BR: Published: Dec 1, 1993. Publicly Released: Dec 1, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the costs of the National School Lunch Program (NSLP), focusing on the: (1) Food and Nutrition Service's (FNS) study on the cost of meals; (2) ability of school food authorities to produce meals at or below the reimbursement rate for free meals; (3) differences in meal production costs among regions; and (4) appropriateness of the index FNS uses to...
Food Aid: Management Improvements Are Needed to Achieve Program Objectives
NSIAD-93-168: Published: Jul 23, 1993. Publicly Released: Aug 24, 1993.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Agency for International Development's (AID) Emergency and Private Assistance Program and Food for Development Program, which provide agricultural commodities to developing countries, focusing on: (1) the commodities' use and impact on local currencies; (2) the commodities' impact on enhancing food security; and (3) AID program management.GAO...
USDA Buy American Practices
RCED-92-207R: Published: May 21, 1992. Publicly Released: May 21, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Department of Agriculture's Office of Inspector General's (OIG) report on the food assistance program procurement practices of the Agricultural Marketing Service, Foreign Agricultural Service, and Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service. GAO noted that the OIG report: (1) focused on the agencies' compliance with their...
Views on Temporary Emergency Food Assistance Program and Commodities for Soup Kitchens
T-RCED-90-69: Published: Apr 18, 1990. Publicly Released: Apr 18, 1990.
GAO discussed the effectiveness of the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Temporary Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) and a new program to provide commodities to soup kitchens or food banks. GAO found that: (1) commodities distributors said that despite a startup delay in fiscal year 1989, mandatory purchase requirements seemed to work effectively; (2) no delays occurred in 1990; (3) despi...
1990 Farm Bill: Opportunities for Change
RCED-90-142: Published: Apr 10, 1990. Publicly Released: Apr 10, 1990.
GAO addressed issues that Congress should consider during the debate over the 1990 farm bill.GAO addressed: (1) commodity price and income supports; (2) farm finance; (3) crop disaster assistance; (4) conservation and environmental programs; (5) international programs; (6) food stamps; and (7) U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) management. GAO noted that the 1990 farm bill should include major...
Adequacy of Nutrition Programs on Indian Reservations
T-RCED-90-30: Published: Feb 20, 1990. Publicly Released: Feb 20, 1990.
GAO discussed the availability of food and the nutritional adequacy of the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) food assistance programs on Indian reservations. GAO found that: (1) there were indications of hunger among Food Stamp Program participants and nonparticipants on each reservation it visited; (2) the major causes of hunger included obstacles to application and qualification for food stamps...