USAID's Office of Food for Peace 2009 Statistics

Jan 11, 2010, 13:50 ET from U.S. Agency for International Development

WASHINGTON, Jan. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following release was issued today by the U.S. Agency for International Development:

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Fiscal Year (FY) 2009 Highlights:

In FY 2009 USAID's Office of Food for Peace (FFP) provided approximately 2.4 million metric tons (MT) of food, valued at approximately $2.2 billion, benefiting people in 44 countries worldwide.*

USAID's Office of Food for Peace supports emergency programs that help those affected by conflict and natural disasters, such as drought, as well as long-term, non-emergency programs that seek to address the underlying causes of hunger, such as by increasing agricultural productivity and improving maternal and child health.


    Total Food for Peace Contributions:
    Programs in 44* countries
    $2.2 billion
    2.4 million Metric Tons (MT)

    Emergency Programs
    Programs in 27 countries
    $1.8 billion
    1.9 million MTs

    Non-Emergency Programs
    Programs in 25 countries
    $377.5 million
    474,350 MTs


    Most Frequently Used
     Commodities:
    Wheat                 823,710 MTs               34% of all commodities
    Sorghum               789,610 MTs               33% of all commodities
    Corn                  286,010 MTs               12% of all commodities
    Pulses                207,670 MTs               9% of all commodities

    Vegetable Oil         27,230 MTs                5% of all commodities



    Top Overall FFP Food Aid Recipients
    Sudan                                 $547.4 million
    Ethiopia                              $386.4 million
    Zimbabwe                              $165.8 million
    Chad                                  $146.6 million
    Kenya                                 $133.7 million
    Congo                                 $126.0 million
    Somalia                               $123.4 million
    Afghanistan                            $73.0 million
    Haiti                                  $63.7 million
    Pakistan                               $55.3 million
    Bangladesh                             $30.0 million

    Top Emergency Food Program Recipients
    Sudan                                 $547.4 million
    Ethiopia                              $328.0 million
    Zimbabwe                              $165.8 million
    Chad                                  $138.5 million
    Kenya                                 $133.7 million
    Somalia                               $123.4 million
    Congo                                 $111.7 million
    Afghanistan                            $59.5 million
    Pakistan                               $55.3 million
    Sri Lanka                              $28.7 million

    Top Non-Emergency Food Program
     Recipients
    Ethiopia                               $58.4 million
    Haiti                                  $35.5 million
    Bangladesh                             $30.0 million
    Guatemala                              $22.0 million
    Mozambique                             $20.0 million
    Malawi                                 $18.9 million
    Madagascar                             $16.2 million
    Burundi                                $16.0 million
    Congo                                  $14.3 million
    Niger                                  $14.0 million

*Note: This includes 21,000 MT, valued at $5.6 million, for the DPRK from the Bill Emerson Humanitarian Trust. Some countries have both emergency and non-emergency programs.

For more information on USAID's Office of Food for Peace visit: http://www.usaid.gov/our_work/humanitarian_assistance/ffp/

Public Information: 202-712-4810

SOURCE U.S. Agency for International Development



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