Presentation on theme: "Efforts to Improve Food Aid Quality Ross Kreamer, Assistant Deputy Administrator, Office of Capacity Building and Development, Foreign Agricultural Service,"— Presentation transcript:
Efforts to Improve Food Aid Quality Ross Kreamer, Assistant Deputy Administrator, Office of Capacity Building and Development, Foreign Agricultural Service, USDA
Current Actions Addressing Food Aid Quality Commodity Concerns Feedback Guide Introduced by USDA and USAID in December 2007 Describes the procedures to be followed to report commodity quality concerns Food Aid Quality Study Collaborative effort between USDA and USAID
USDA Food Aid Quality Study Overview In 2007, USDA and USAID devised a 3-part project to upgrade and improve the existing mix of food aid commodities. USDA Part II: Commodity Sampling and Testing Protocol. USAID Part III: Enrichment and fortification formulas for commodities. USDA Part I: Standardizing Existing Commodity Specifications. Presented by USDA/FSA Presented by Tufts Univ.
Ensuring Food Aid Quality in the Field Challenges of purchasing quality food from farmers and traders Possible solutions and systems to address these challenges
Panelists Sandra Wood, Acting Deputy Administrator, Commodity Operations, Farm Service Agency, USDA Dr. Patrick Webb Tufts University School of Nutrition Science and Policy Bertrand Salvignol, Food Technologist, World Food Program