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Food aid to developing countries: a survey

Abstract

Food air currently constitutes nearly 15% of official development assistance and hence has considerable potential as a stimulant to growth in less-developed countries (LDCs). This paper reviews the evidence on the impact of food aid on growth and its associated factors. While recognizing that the use of food aid is influenced by a constellation of interests in recipient and donor countries, it identifies a set of guiding principles for maximizing the effectiveness of food aid. These include the need for food (relative to other development needs), its level of substitutability with commercial imports, its incorporation in a poverty-oriented development plan, its guaranteed availability and its complementarity with financial aid. Current food air programs recognize the relevance of some of these principles - e.g. the criteria of necessity - but ignore others - notably the need to situate food aid in a comprehensive plan for improving patterns of income distribution in LDCs. 203 notes, 203 references.
Publication Date:
Mar 01, 1979
Product Type:
Journal Article
Reference Number:
EPA-05-004669; EDB-79-104949
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: World Dev.; (United Kingdom); Journal Volume: 7:3
Subject:
29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; DEVELOPING COUNTRIES; FOOD; FOREIGN POLICY; ALLOCATIONS; DISTRIBUTION; ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT; ECONOMIC POLICY; FAO; INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS; MANAGEMENT; SOCIO-ECONOMIC FACTORS; TECHNOLOGY UTILIZATION; UNITED NATIONS; GOVERNMENT POLICIES; INSTITUTIONAL FACTORS; 290400* - Energy Planning & Policy- Energy Resources
OSTI ID:
6002388
Research Organizations:
Univ. of Sussex, Brighton, England
Country of Origin:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Journal ID: CODEN: WODED
Submitting Site:
TIC
Size:
Pages: 225-246
Announcement Date:

Citation Formats

Maxwell, S J, and Singer, H W. Food aid to developing countries: a survey. United Kingdom: N. p., 1979. Web. doi:10.1016/0305-750X(79)90054-8.
Maxwell, S J, & Singer, H W. Food aid to developing countries: a survey. United Kingdom. doi:10.1016/0305-750X(79)90054-8.
Maxwell, S J, and Singer, H W. 1979. "Food aid to developing countries: a survey." United Kingdom. doi:10.1016/0305-750X(79)90054-8. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/10.1016/0305-750X(79)90054-8.
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title = {Food aid to developing countries: a survey}
author = {Maxwell, S J, and Singer, H W}
abstractNote = {Food air currently constitutes nearly 15% of official development assistance and hence has considerable potential as a stimulant to growth in less-developed countries (LDCs). This paper reviews the evidence on the impact of food aid on growth and its associated factors. While recognizing that the use of food aid is influenced by a constellation of interests in recipient and donor countries, it identifies a set of guiding principles for maximizing the effectiveness of food aid. These include the need for food (relative to other development needs), its level of substitutability with commercial imports, its incorporation in a poverty-oriented development plan, its guaranteed availability and its complementarity with financial aid. Current food air programs recognize the relevance of some of these principles - e.g. the criteria of necessity - but ignore others - notably the need to situate food aid in a comprehensive plan for improving patterns of income distribution in LDCs. 203 notes, 203 references.}
doi = {10.1016/0305-750X(79)90054-8}
journal = {World Dev.; (United Kingdom)}
volume = {7:3}
journal type = {AC}
place = {United Kingdom}
year = {1979}
month = {Mar}
}