The Legacy of FAQR

The Food Aid Quality Review provided support to USAID’s Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance, legacy Office of Food for Peace, and partners by providing actionable recommendations on ways to improve nutrition among vulnerable people for whom the distribution of food assistance can make a significant impact. Phase I of the project provided USAID with recommendations to make the most appropriate decisions for providing both effective and cost-effective assistance, which were published in Delivering Improved Nutrition: Recommendations for Changes to U.S. Food Aid Products and Programs. Phases II and III addressed not just the nutritional quality and composition of food assistance products, but also the nature of programming and the processes that support programming along the entire supply chain. More information about FAQR activities from the inception of the project in 2009 to its conclusion in 2021 can be found in Improving Nutrition Through Food Assistance: Achievements of the Food Aid Quality Review.