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In FY 2012, Food for Peace provided approximately 1.4 million metric tons of Title II food aid as part of programs valued at approximately $1.6 billion in 44 countries.
In addition, Food for Peace provided $374 million in grants in 19 countries for local and regional purchase of food commodities, food vouchers and cash transfers under the Emergency Food Security Program. This program is used primarily when U.S.-purchased Title II food aid cannot arrive fast enough to respond to an emergency or when local purchase, cash transfers or food voucher programs may be more appropriate than U.S. in-kind food aid due to local market conditions.
|Type of Assistance||Largest Programs|
|Emergency Food Aid (Title II)||Ethiopia, Sudan, South Sudan, Somalia, Chad|
|Emergency Food Security Program (IDA)*||Somalia, Niger, Syria, Kenya, South Sudan|
|Development Food Aid (Title II)||Ethiopia, Bangladesh, DRC, Malawi, South Sudan|
|International Food Relief Partnership (Title II)||Guatemala, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Honduras, Ethiopia, Syria|
|Total Food Assistance||
Ethiopia, South Sudan, Sudan, Somalia, Kenya
|Value ($ mil)||Metric Tons||Programs||Countries||Beneficiaries|
|Development Food Aid (Title II)||427.4||438,360||39||19||10,207,700|
|International Food Relief Partnership (Title II)||8.2||1,503||18||13||715,657|
|Emergency Food Aid (Title II)||1,174.3||988,337||45||32||31,435,900|
|Sub-Total Title II Food Aid||1,609.9||1,428,200||102||44||42,359,257|
|Emergency Food Security Program (IDA)* - Local and Regional Purchase||164.8||177,346||
|Emergency Food Security Program (IDA)* - Voucher/Cash Programs||209.7||----|
|Sub-Total Emergency Food Assistance (IDA and Title II)||1,548.8||1,165,683||90||36||42,107,282|
|Total Food Assistance||1,984.4||1,605,546||147||47||
*The value of IDA resources consists not only of local and regional procurement of food commodities, but also includes the value of cash and voucher programs. For more information visit: http://www.usaid.gov/what-we-do/agriculture-and-food-security/food-assistance.
Note: Total Value of Emergency Food Aid (Title II) = $1,170 million divided by the total metric tons of 985,780 MT = $1188 per metric ton.
Cost per metric ton of local and regional purchase = $929/metric ton
Total EFSP= $374.5; 44% (amount used for LRP) = $164.8 million.
Cost per metric ton of LRP = 164.8 million/177346mt = $929/metric ton
Fact sheet was updated on October 25, 2013 to reflect new final numbers from a USAID Title II emergency partner.
Last updated: October 28, 2013