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Using Local Currency Generated by U.S. Food Aid for Development Purposes
T-NSIAD-90-32: Published: Apr 18, 1990. Publicly Released: Apr 18, 1990.
GAO discussed issues related to local currencies generated from U.S. foreign assistance programs, focusing on: (1) whether recipient countries used local currencies to achieve development goals; (2) who owned the local currencies; and (3) how to improve local currency accountability. GAO noted that: (1) the Agency for International Development (AID) and the recipient countries viewed local currenc...
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...
Observations on Aflatoxin Detection and Control Activities of Federal, State, and Private Organizations
T-RCED-90-60: Published: Apr 2, 1990. Publicly Released: Apr 2, 1990.
GAO discussed the relative food safety risk of aflatoxin, a naturally occurring toxin produced by a common fungus, focusing on aflatoxin detection and control and the extent of aflatoxin in the U.S. corn crop. GAO noted that: (1) food safety experts considered aflatoxin to be a serious food safety concern, ranking it less serious than microbial and environmental contaminants and more serious than...
Status Report on GAO's Reviews on P.L. 480 Food Aid Programs
T-NSIAD-90-23: Published: Mar 21, 1990. Publicly Released: Mar 21, 1990.
GAO discussed U.S. food aid programs, focusing on: (1) the integration of agricultural export programs with food aid programs; (2) food aid program management; (3) the Agency for International Development's (AID) food aid management plan; (4) the role of U.S. private voluntary organizations (PVO) in U.S. food aid programs; and (5) the extent to which AID should maintain accountability over local c...
Alternative Agriculture: Federal Incentives and Farmers' Opinions
PEMD-90-12: Published: Feb 16, 1990. Publicly Released: Mar 15, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO assessed the incentives and disincentives of federal farm programs that influenced farmers' adoption of alternative production methods, focusing on: (1) alternative agriculture, which attempts to address the health, environmental, and economic problems associated with conventional agriculture; (2) implications of federal commodity price and income support,...
General Accounting Office's View on the Conservation Provisions of the 1990 Farm Bill
T-RCED-90-49: Published: Mar 15, 1990. Publicly Released: Mar 15, 1990.
GAO discussed its views on: (1) Food Security Act-related soil and water programs; and (2) potential changes Congress might consider for the 1990 farm bill. GAO noted that: (1) soil conservation programs helped reduce the environmental impacts of agricultural production, but the act only applied to about one-third of the 423 million highly erodible acres of U.S. cropland; (2) the Department of Agr...
GAO Analysis of Durum Wheat Prices
T-RCED-90-19: Published: Dec 7, 1989. Publicly Released: Dec 7, 1989.
GAO discussed the current market conditions for durum wheat, focusing on whether durum prices were consistent with supply and demand conditions. GAO found that: (1) price levels had a strong inverse relationship to stocks on hand at the end of the year, so that when stock levels were high, the average annual price was low; (2) for 13 of the 16 years from 1973 to 1988, more than 50 percent of total...
Food Aid: AID's Management of Two Emergency Food Shipments
NSIAD-90-8: Published: Oct 12, 1989. Publicly Released: Oct 12, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on how the Agency for International Development (AID) handled the procurement of transportation services for emergency food shipments of rice to Mali and sorghum to Niger.GAO found that: (1) AID selected the lowest bid that was responsive to the delivery date requirement for transporting the Mali shipment; (2) the modifications that AID...
Financial Audit: Commodity Credit Corporation's Financial Statements for 1988 and 1987
AFMD-89-83: Published: Aug 4, 1989. Publicly Released: Aug 4, 1989.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Commodity Credit Corporation's (CCC): (1) financial statements for the fiscal years ended September 30, 1988 and 1987; and (2) internal accounting controls and compliance with laws and regulations for the year ended September 30, 1988.GAO found that: (1) except for the effects of not establishing an allowance to reflect the amounts of estimat...