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Published: 12 October 2017

592 Pages


ISBN: 9780190228873

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The Political History of American Food Aid

An Uneasy Benevolence

Barry Riley

  • Traces food aid decisions in the contexts of their times over the full 200+ years of U.S. programs
  • Tracks the historical relationship between commodity food aid and the constantly-changing objectives of "food security"
  • Discusses the possible threats that could increase hunger in an unknown set of countries 20, 50 or 100 years from now
  • Provides historical case studies of food aid as viewed from the White House and Capitol Hill and its role in American foreign policy toward India, Bangladesh, Ethiopia and numerous other countries

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