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Food Aid: The Challenge And The Opportunity
Food Aid: The Challenge And The Opportunity
By Hans Singer, John Wood and Tony Jennings
Oxford, 1987, 245 pp

Food aid has been praised on humanitarian grounds and condemned for depressing local agriculture. In this first-rate book, three experienced development economists weigh the arguments and stipulate the conditions needed for good results. They look also at the history of food aid, its many forms and effects and related issues such as transportation, distribution and supervision. This is very close to being the definitive work.