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close this bookTackling Hunger in a World Full of Food: Tasks Ahead for Food Aid (WFP)
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View the documentTABLE 1: FOOD AID SHIPMENTS (CEREALS) BY RECIPIENT REGION, 1971/72-1994/95
View the documentTABLE 2: FOOD AID SHIPMENTS (CEREALS) BY CATEGORY, 1975/76-1995/96
View the documentTABLE 3: FOOD AID SHIPMENTS (CEREALS) BY DONOR, 1971/72-1995/96 AND OBLIGATIONS UNDER THE FOOD AID CONVENTION (FAC)
View the documentTABLE 4: SHARE OF GLOBAL FOOD AID REACHING LIFD COUNTRIES,
View the documentTABLE 5: FOOD AID AND PRICES, 1971/72 - 1995/96

TABLE 1: FOOD AID SHIPMENTS (CEREALS) BY RECIPIENT REGION, 1971/72-1994/95

Year World Sub-Saharan Africa Latin America Asia Other Ex-USSR/Yugo as % of Other
  (mn tons) % % % %  
             
1971/72 12.5 4 6 74 17 n/a
1972/73 10.0 5 5 72 18 n/a
1973/74 5.8 20 6 55 19 n/a
1974/75 8.4 11 7 68 15 n/a
1975/76 6.8 11 8 60 22 n/a
1976/77 9.0 10 3 57 31 n/a
1977/78 9.2 14 4 53 29 n/a
1978/79 9.5 12 6 51 30 n/a
1979/80 8.9 18 8 46 28 n/a
1980/81 8.9 27 7 40 27 n/a
1981/82 9.1 26 8 32 34 n/a
1982/83 9.2 28 14 32 26 n/a
1983/84 9.8 28 13 34 25 n/a
1984/85 12.5 40 11 27 22 n/a
1985/86 10.9 35 15 31 19 n/a
1986/87 12.6 26 15 34 25 n/a
1987/88 13.5 28 19 35 18 n/a
1988/89 10.2 27 20 33 20 n/a
1989/90 11.3 24 16 28 32 n/a
1990/91 12.4 27 14 28 31 34
1991/92 13.1 34 14 27 25 58
1992/93 15.2 39 10 16 34 84
1993/94 12.6 26 13 21 41 92
1994/95* 8.4 36 12 28 23 87
*/ Estimate
Source: FAO Agrostat and FAO Food Outlook, Aug./Sept.1995
NB: This and all subsequent tables present data on cereal food aid only.
Non-cereal food aid has been increasing in importance over the past decades. As a percentage of food aid in cereals it grew from some 6 percent in the 1970s, approximately 8 percent in the 1980s to some 12 percent in the 1990s. To arrive at the approximate total volume of food aid, the above figures for cereal food aid might be multiplied by a factor 1.06 for the 1970s, 1.08 for the 1980s and 1.12 for the 1990s (FAO Agrostat and WFP INTERFAIS).
In terms of its value for most of the past food aid accounted for around 10 percent of total Official Development Assistance (WFP/CFA Food Aid Reviews).