Environmental Compliance Procedures - Development Programs

USAID Development Food Assistance

For up-to-date environmental compliance policies and procedures, refer to the current Request for Applications (RFA) for USAID Development Food Assistance. These policies tailor the USAID environmental compliance regulation (22 C.F.R. 216) to USAID food assistance projects and emphasize the integration of environmental safeguards into project design through environmental safeguards budgeting and monitoring. 

WFP Zimbabwe

Safe and Effective Fumigation

All USAID food assistance projects must protect valuable, life-saving agricultural commodity from insect infestation at warehouses in ports and distribution points globally.  Commodity is protected with the highly-effective, but very toxic, pesticide phosphine gas. To ensure the safe and effective use of this gas, USAID conducted a Programmatic Environmental Assessment (PEA) for Commodity Protection by Phosphine Fumigation in USAID Food Aid Programs which identified gaps and corrective actions for fumigation at warehouses.

Annual Reporting 

To verify that environmental safeguards are in place and operating as planned, an Environmental Status Report (ESR) is submitted by Office of Food for Peace awardees on an annual basis. This report describes the USAID projects’ current status of implementing required environmental safeguard mitigations for a multi-year project. All awardees include an ESR as an appendix to the Pipeline Resource Estimate Proposal (PREP) that is submitted to USAID annually. The ESR captures information both, looking backward at results, successes and or hurdles encountered, as well as, looking forward at plans and projects’ needs for implementing environmental safeguard actions in the next year of implementation. 

Last updated: December 09, 2013

Share This Page