Food Aid and Malnutrition in Developing Countries: Evidence from Global Food Aid Allocation

Food Aid and Malnutrition in Developing Countries: Evidence from Global Food Aid Allocation

Author: 
Kuhlgatz, Christian
Publisher: 
Taylor & Francis
Date published: 
2012
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Responsibility: 
Abdulai, Awudu, jt. author
Journal Title: 
Journal of Development Studies
Source: 
The Journal of Development Studies, Vol. 48, Issue 12, December 2012, pp. 1765-1783
Abstract: 

This study investigates the allocation of dietary energy, iron, vitamin A and zinc within global food aid. The response of US and non-US donors to nutritional needs and donor interests is estimated with a dynamic correlated random effects Tobit model. Aid flows of the period 1993–2007 are analysed. The empirical results show that nutrient shipments in emergency food aid have been allocated towards poorer countries, but also face inertia and media bias. Project food aid from the US is found to be targeted towards politically stable and rural regions, while non-US project aid focuses on populations with high nutritional requirements.

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CITATION: Kuhlgatz, Christian. Food Aid and Malnutrition in Developing Countries: Evidence from Global Food Aid Allocation . : Taylor & Francis , 2012. The Journal of Development Studies, Vol. 48, Issue 12, December 2012, pp. 1765-1783 - Available at: http://library.au.int/food-aid-and-malnutrition-developing-countries-evidence-global-food-aid-allocation-4