Food Aid Delivery: Good and Bad Practices
AbstractAt the 1996 World Food Summit it was agreed to promote triangular food aid operations in order to fight world hunger. Looking into the criteria of effectiveness, efficiency and transparency, in this paper it is argued that the Objective has some theoretical justification, but both triangular and local purchases can be good food aid delivery modes. Food aid trends since 1996 are then analysed in four recipient countries: Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia and Eritrea. The finding is that no significant improvement has been made in the practices. Further analysis outlines differences across donor countries: Germany adopts good practices, while Denmark and the US offer examples of bad food aid practices.
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Food policy; Food safety; International trade; Cooperation in development; Effectiveness of aid; Africa;
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- Q18 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - Agricultural Policy; Food Policy
- F35 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - Foreign Aid
- F13 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Trade Policy; International Trade Organizations
- O20 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Development Planning and Policy - - - General
- O55 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economywide Country Studies - - - Africa
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- Jayne, T. S. & Strauss, John & Yamano, Takashi & Molla, Daniel, 2001. "Giving to the Poor? Targeting of Food Aid in Rural Ethiopia," World Development, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 29(5), pages 887-910, May.
- Sarah Lowder & Terri Raney, 2005. "Food Aid: A Primer," Working Papers, Agricultural and Development Economics Division of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO - ESA) 05-05, Agricultural and Development Economics Division of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO - ESA).
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