United States Code

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§ 1721.
General authority
The President shall establish a program under this subchapter (to be implemented by the Administrator) to provide agricultural commodities to foreign countries on behalf of the people of the United States to—
(1)
address famine and food crises, and respond to emergency food needs, arising from man-made and natural disasters;
(2)
combat malnutrition, especially in children and mothers;
(3)
carry out activities that attempt to alleviate the causes of hunger, mortality and morbidity;
(4)
promote economic and community development;
(5)
promote food security and support sound environmental practices;
(6)
carry out feeding programs; and
(7)
build resilience to mitigate and prevent food crises and reduce the future need for emergency aid.
(July 10, 1954, ch. 469, title II, § 201, 68 Stat. 457; May 28, 1956, ch. 327, title II, § 208(b), 70 Stat. 201; Aug. 3, 1956, ch. 933, § 4, 70 Stat. 988; Pub. L. 89–808, § 2(C), Nov. 11, 1966, 80 Stat. 1534; Pub. L. 94–161, title II, § 208, Dec. 20, 1975, 89 Stat. 853; Pub. L. 95–88, title II, § 206, Aug. 3, 1977, 91 Stat. 547; Pub. L. 97–113, title IV, § 404, Dec. 29, 1981, 95 Stat. 1538; Pub. L. 99–83, title X, § 1002, Aug. 8, 1985, 99 Stat. 270; Pub. L. 99–198, title XI, §§ 1102, 1103, Dec. 23, 1985, 99 Stat. 1465; Pub. L. 101–624, title XV, § 1512, Nov. 28, 1990, 104 Stat. 3636; Pub. L. 110–246, title III, § 3007, June 18, 2008, 122 Stat. 1823; Pub. L. 113–79, title III, § 3001, Feb. 7, 2014, 128 Stat. 772.)
cite as: 7 USC 1721