INTERNATIONAL FOOD AID DELIVERIES
WFP maintains a food aid database called International Food Aid Information System (INTERFAIS) used to monitor food aid allocations and shipments. The data used in this project was downloaded from the INTERFAIS database. The food aid deliveries can be broken down by food aid type and modes of delivery.
Food aid categories
- Emergency food aid: The food that is provided on a short-term basis for victims of natural disasters or political instability. It is freely distributed and is usually provided on a grant basis. Emergency food aid may be channelled bilaterally, multilaterally or through NGOs.
- Programme food aid: The food that is supplied on a government-to-government basis. Rather than being distributed to targeted beneficiary groups, it is sold on the market and may be provided as a grant or as a loan.
- Project food aid: This kind of food aid supports projects such as agricultural, nutritional or developmental interventions and may be freely distributed or sold on the market. Project food aid is provided on a grant basis and is channelled bilaterally, multilaterally, or through NGOs.
Modes of Delivery
- Direct Transfers: Transactions whereby food aid is delivered from donors to recipient countries
- Local Purchases: Transactions whereby food aid is purchased, distributed and utilized in the recipient country
- Triangular Purchases: Food that donors purchase in a third country for use as food aid in a recipient country
4,740,007 metric tons of food was delivered in 2012
Top 15 recipient countries of food aid in 2012
in Metric Tons
Top 15 donor countries of food aid in 2012
In Metric Tons
Breakdown By Recipient Region