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Food Aid

Members of the North American Millers’ Association (NAMA) have been processing specialty food grains for more than 50 years. Nations around the world use these commodities to provide at risk populations highly nutritional food assistance in emergencies, development assistance programs, and chronic disease intervention.

The U.S. provides more than 50% of the world’s food aid to disaster victims, refugees, people living with HIV and AIDS, mothers, children and communities in need. Yet there is still a global shortfall of aid for the 850 million people who do not have enough food to lead healthy, productive lives.

NAMA is a USDA Foreign Agricultural Service cooperator. The Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) works to improve foreign market access for U.S. products, build new markets, improve the competitive position of U.S. agriculture in the global marketplace, and provide food aid and technical assistance to foreign countries.

Nutrition profile of food aid products

Fighting Malnutrition – a PowerPoint presentation about the importance of food aid.

October 16, 2013 – NAMA signs stakeholder letter to Farm Bill conferees on food aid supporting the reauthorization of food aid programs that provide transparency, structure and differentiate between programs.

Letter to the House of Representatives

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