• Commodities and Supplies

    World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates Report (WASDE)

    A report by the World Agricultural Outlook Board analyzing the supply and demand for commodities like Wheat, Coarse Grains, Rice, Oil Seeds, Sugar, Livestock, Poultry and Dairy.

    FAO Report on Crops Prospects and Food Situation – July 2014

    A report prepared by The Global Information and Early Warning System on Food and Agriculture, that monitors crop prospects and food security situation at global, regional, national and sub-national levels and warns of impending food difficulties and emergencies.

  • Food Security and Food Aid

    UNICEF Nutrition Report (2013)

    The legacy of the first 1,000 days of a child’s life can last forever. So, we must do what we can, as fast as we can, to give the most disadvantaged mothers and children dependable, quality nutrition.

    FAO State of Food and Agriculture report

    FAO’s most recent estimates indicate that 12.5 percent of the world’s population (868 million people) are undernourished in terms of energy intake, yet these figures represent only a fraction of the global burden of malnutrition.

    UN Millennium Development Goals Report (2014)

    This report is based on a master set of data that has been compiled by an Inter-Agency and Expert Group on Millennium Development Goal (MDG) Indicators led by the Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations Secretariat, in response to the wishes of the General Assembly for periodic assessment of progress towards the MDGs. The Goals represent human needs and basic rights that every individual around the world should be able to enjoy—freedom from extreme poverty and hunger; quality education, productive and decent employment, good health and shelter; the right of women to give birth without risking their lives; and a world where environmental sustainability is a priority, and women and men live in equality.

    USDA ERS Food Security Assessment: 2014-2024 (June 2014)

    The number of food-insecure people is projected to fall 9 percent to 490 million in 2014 from 539 million in 2013 in the 76 low- and middle-income countries included in the ERS report. Over the longer term, the food security situation is projected to deteriorate with the share of the population that is food insecure projected to reach 14.6 percent in 2024 up from 13.9 percent in 2014.

    United States International Food Assistance Report 2012

    The annual report on U.S. government food assistance is written and submitted to the U.S. Congress by the Office of Food for Peace, in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Agriculture and USAID/Farmer to Farmer program.

    United States International Food Assistance Report 2011

    The annual report on U.S. government food assistance is written and submitted to the U.S. Congress by the Office of Food for Peace, in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Agriculture and USAID/Farmer to Farmer program.

    What is Monetization?

    Food aid may be distributed directly to target populations or may be sold and the proceeds used to support program-related costs and developmental activities, such as training, technology transfer and incentives for behavior change. The sale and use of proceeds for these purposes is called “monetization.”

    What is Food Aid?

    Rachel Winch International Approaches to School Feeding (June 2009)

    This paper explores methods, frameworks, strengths and challenges of school feeding in three countries—Mali, Chile, and India. The programs highlighted were selected not only for their geographic diversity, but also for the types of programs they represent. The country experiences draw on four major themes—opportunity, community commitment, innovation, and political will. While there is no single model that can be replicated around the world, these country experiences can serve as valuable lessons from which others can learn.

    Food for Peace 50th Anniversary Book (2004)

    Over the past 50 years, the Food for Peace program has sent 106 million metric tons to the hungry of the world, feeding billions of people and saving countless lives. The program depends on the unparalleled productivity of American farmers and the American agricultural system. Without this vast system there would be no Food for Peace program. On average, American generosity provides 60 percent of the world’s food aid, feeding millions of desperately hungry people every year.

    United States International Food Assistance Report – 2008

    The United States is committed to the promotion of global food security through its international food assistance and other foreign assistance programs. In fiscal year (FY) 2008, the United States provided more than $2.8 billion from U.S. food aid programs to developing countries, reaching tens of millions of people worldwide. The following summary shows U.S. food assistance allocated by legislative authority for FY 2008.