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USAID's review of food aid quality.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22180979     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
As part of US Agency for International Development (USAID) efforts to improve the quality of food aid products and programs, a two year study was commissioned to produce recommendations on ways to improve the quality of food aid products, programming, and institutional processes. The review determined that while much valuable work is done in both emergencies and non-emergency contexts, there is scope for improvement. Smarter programming, more careful targeting, greater attention to cost-effectiveness (in relation to planned human outcomes, not just numbers of people "fed"), enhanced coordination of interagency processes, enhanced policy harmonization among international players, and application of best practices in product formulation can help increase the impact of U.S. food aid resources.
Authors:
Patrick Webb
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Food and nutrition bulletin     Volume:  32     ISSN:  0379-5721     ISO Abbreviation:  Food Nutr Bull     Publication Date:  2011 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-12-20     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7906418     Medline TA:  Food Nutr Bull     Country:  Japan    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  S131-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University, 150 Harrison Ave., Boston, MA 02111, USA. Patrick.webb@tufts.edu
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