- What We Do
- Agriculture and Food Security
- Increasing Food Security through Feed the Future
- Food Aid Reform
- Expanding and Enhancing Agricultural Markets and Trade
- Supporting Agricultural Capacity Development
- Supporting Global Nutrition
- Investing in Sustainable Agriculture
- Food Assistance
- Democracy, Human Rights and Governance
- Economic Growth and Trade
- Ending Extreme Poverty
- Environment and Global Climate Change
- Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment
- Global Health
- Science, Technology and Innovation
- Water and Sanitation
- Working in Crises and Conflict
The current food aid system was created in 1954 when the U.S. had a great agricultural commodity surplus and shipping it abroad was the best approach to feeding hungry people. But the world has changed. Despite urgent human need, the amount of food aid we ship has decreased by 64 percent over the last decade, largely because of rising costs. Meanwhile, the number of recorded disasters around the world has risen by 200 percent.
Current Food For Peace Costs
Other Associated Costs: Office of Food for Peace Administrative Costs
Commodities: Cost for purchase of commodities
Ocean Freight: Cost to ship from the U.S. to port of entry;
Inland Freight: Cost to move commodities from the port of entry inland to destination or to border of landlocked country
ITSH: Internal Transport Storage and Handling: This cost includes storage, warehousing and commodity distribution costs; internal transport via rail, truck or barge transportation; commodity monitoring in storage and at distribution sites; vehicle procurement; in-country operational costs, and others, for the duration of a program. For more information, click here.
202e: Cash resources made available to FFP partners for establishing new programs; meeting the specific administrative, management, and personnel costs of programs; and improving and implementing methodologies for food aid programs, including needs assessments, monitoring and evaluation. For more information, click here.
|Ten Year (000s)||Percentage of Spending||FY14 Projected (000s)|
|Other Associated Costs||647,300.0||3.5%||27,192.0|
Cost Per Metric Ton
As the USAID end-of-year fact sheet on food assistance shows, FY 2012 local and regional purchases alone averaged $929/metric ton (MT) compared to $1,188/MT for emergency Title II programs. This is $259, or 20 percent, less per metric ton. For the period of 2010-2012, LRP purchases averaged nearly 30 percent less than Title I costs per ton. Source: Fiscal Year 2012 Food for Peace Fact Sheet and FY 2012 Emergency Food Security Program Fact Sheet.
Last updated: August 07, 2013