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Overview

The purpose of the Food for Peace Program (PL 480) is to promote the food security of developing countries. This is accomplished by the provision of food aid to save lives, to help people recover from crises and to support nutrition and development in impoverished countries.

Food security exists when all people, at all times, have access to sufficient nutritious food to meet their dietary needs for an active and healthy life. The four pillars of food security are adequate

  • availability of food in the marketplace or from production;
  • access to food, meaning the wherewithal to buy or otherwise obtain food;
  • utilization of food, including dietary intake and the ability to absorb and use the nutrients in the body;
  • stability, which is the ability to maintain sufficient nutrition over time.


Since its inception in 1954, more than three billion people in 150 countries have benefited directly from U.S. food aid. Currently, in 44 countries worldwide, Food for Peace provides food and assistance for millions of individuals suffering from hunger and malnutrition. It was first signed into law by President Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1954. In 1961 President John F. Kennedy renamed it “Food for Peace,” stating, “Food is strength, and food is peace, and food is freedom, and food is a helping to people around the world whose good will and friendship we want.”

How (PL) 480 Works

Food For Peace Document Collection:

Oct 08, 2012 · File

Sierra Leone Workshop: Pointers and Pitfalls: A Guide to Successful and Effective IEEs

Illustrative Environmental Workshop Materials: One-Week: 22 CFR 216 Environmental Compliance

Oct 08, 2012 · File

Sierra Leone Workshop: Environmental Mitigation Management: Using Improved Indicators

Illustrative Environmental Workshop Materials: One-Week: 22 CFR 216 Environmental Compliance

Oct 08, 2012 · File

Sierra Leone Workshop: Developing an Environmental Management Plan

Illustrative Environmental Workshop Materials: One-Week: 22 CFR 216 Environmental Compliance

Oct 08, 2012 · File

Sierra Leone Workshop: USAID Pesticide Procedures

Illustrative Environmental Workshop Materials: One-Week: 22 CFR 216 Environmental Compliance

Oct 08, 2012 · File

Title II Environmental Status Report

Regulation 216: Environmental Compliance Template for Food for Peace Programs

Oct 08, 2012 · File

Title II IEE Fact Sheet + Narrative + Screening Form

Regulation 216: Environmental Compliance Templates for Food for Peace Programs

Oct 08, 2012 · File

Annex, Environmental Review and Compliance Information

Title II Development Food Aid Program proposals must submit an Initial Environmental Examination (IEE). All development food assistance programs must submit an Environmental Status Report (ESR) with the annual results reports and pipeline and resource estimate proposals (PREPs) submissions.

Oct 08, 2012 · File

Environmental Compliance and Review

Fiscal Year 2010: Title II Proposal Guidance and Program Policies Annex C: Initial Environmental Examination Guidance and Compliance Information for Title II Programs

Oct 01, 2012 · File

Environmental Budgeting Presentation

This PowerPoint demonstrates the budget expenditures needed to implement conditions presented in the Development Food Assistance Program Initial Environmental Examination (IEE).

Oct 01, 2012 · File

Biodiversity Assessment Tracking Systems

The Biodiversity Analysis and Technical Support (BATS) for USAID/Africa is a two-year program that will provide analytical and technical assistance to USAID/Africa and support its operating units in the design and implementation of development, security, and humanitarian assistance activities in…

Oct 01, 2012 · File

Biodiversity Assessment Tracking Systems Brochure

Biodiversity Assessment Tracking Systems Brochure

Oct 01, 2012 · File

Portable Water and Sanitation Case Study

Emergency Preparedness and Response Solutions (EMPRs) Case Study

Dec 05, 2012 · File

FY 2013 Commodity Calculator: December 2012-February 2013

FY 2013 Commodity Calculator: December 2012-February 2013

Dec 05, 2012 · File

Commodity and Ocean Freight Price Estimates - Second Quarter FY 2013

Commodity and Ocean Freight Price Estimates - Second Quarter FY 2013

Oct 16, 2012 · File

Using the Small Scale Guidelines

Sierra Leone - One-Week: 22 CFR 216 Environmental Compliance

Oct 16, 2012 · File

USAID Environmental Compliance Procedures: 22 CFR 216

Sierra Leone - One-Week: 22 CFR 216 Environmental Compliance

Oct 16, 2012 · File

Environmental Management Forms

Case Study

Oct 16, 2012 · File

Title II Environmental Compliance Facesheet

Title II Environmental Compliance Facesheet

Oct 16, 2012 · File

Title II Environmental Screening Form Table

Title II Environmental Screening Form Table

Oct 04, 2012 · File

Agricultural Development Case Study

Emergency Preparedness and Response Solutions (EMPRs) Case Study

 
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