Food for Peace FY 2013 Emergency Food Security Program Report to Congress

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This report is submitted in compliance with House Report 111-366 accompanying the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2010 (P.L. 111-117), which required a report no later than September 30, 2010 and every six months thereafter.

This report to Congress discusses how USAID used International Disaster Assistance (IDA) funds, otherwise known as Emergency Food Security Program (EFSP) funds, appropriated under this Act for local and regional procurement (LRP), cash transfers for food, and food vouchers to address food insecurity in emergency situations internationally in Fiscal Year (FY) 2013. The report describes how US AID used the funding in accordance with the following priorities expressed by the Committee:

  1. That the program in "no way supplants the United States emergency food assistance strategy built upon the provision of in-kind commodities produced in the United States";
  2. That the program "be employed on a case-by-case basis when in-kind food aid is unavailable or impractical, and only when compelling evidence exists of an urgent need where LRP, cash transfers for food, or food vouchers in place of other options will save lives, reduce suffering, or se1ve substantially more people in need"; and
  3. That the program "ensure that such purchases do not distort, but instead bolster and develop local agricultural markets in developing countries."
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