The Local and Regional Food Aid Procurement Pilot Project was a five-year, $60 million pilot authorized by the Food, Conservation and Energy Act of 2008 (the Farm Bill). The pilot program was designed to evaluate the timeliness, cost and market impact of purchasing food aid locally or regionally – rather than shipping aid from the United States – to respond to natural disasters and other food crises in developing countries.

Authorizing Legislation

7 USC Section 1726c - Local and Regioinal Food Aid Procurement Projects


FAS Food Assistance Division
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