7 U.S. Code § 1727a - Eligible countries
(a) Least developed countries
A country shall be considered to be a least developed country and eligible for the donation of agricultural commodities under this subchapter if—
(1) such country meets the poverty criteria established by the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development for Civil Works Preference for providing financial assistance; or
(b) Indicators of food deficit countries
To make a finding under subsection (a)(2) of this section that a country is a food deficit country and is characterized by high levels of malnutrition, the Administrator must determine that the country meets all of the following indicators of national food deficit and malnutrition:
(1) Calorie consumption
That the daily per capita calorie consumption of the country is less than 2300 calories.
(2) Food security requirements
That the country cannot meet its food security requirements through domestic production or imports due to a shortage of foreign exchange earnings.
In determining whether and to what extent agricultural commodities shall be made available to least developed countries under this subchapter, the Administrator shall give priority to countries that—
(3) have demonstrated a commitment to policies to promote food security, including policies to reduce measurably hunger and malnutrition through efforts such as establishing and institutionalizing supplemental nutrition programs targeted to reach those who are nutritionally at risk; and
Source(July 10, 1954, ch. 469, title III, § 302, as added Pub. L. 95–88, title II, § 211(a)(2),Aug. 3, 1977, 91 Stat. 549; amended Pub. L. 96–53, title II, § 205,Aug. 14, 1979, 93 Stat. 369; Pub. L. 99–83, title X, § 1004(b),Aug. 8, 1985, 99 Stat. 271; Pub. L. 99–198, title XI, § 1108,Dec. 23, 1985, 99 Stat. 1467; Pub. L. 101–624, title XV, § 1512,Nov. 28, 1990, 104 Stat. 3642.)
A prior section 302 of act July 10, 1954, ch. 469, title III, 68 Stat. 458, which amended section 1431 of this title, was renumbered section 309 by Pub. L. 95–88, title II, § 211(a)(1),Aug. 3, 1977, 91 Stat. 548.
1990—Pub. L. 101–624amended section generally, substituting present provisions for provisions setting out criteria for eligibility of developing countries for distribution of commodities, minimum aggregate value of agreements for such distribution, waiver of minimum, and participatory requirements.
1985—Subsec. (c)(1)(C). Pub. L. 99–198substituted “10” for “15” percent.
Subsec. (c)(4). Pub. L. 99–83inserted “and of United States nonprofit voluntary agencies and cooperatives”.
1979—Subsec. (c)(4). Pub. L. 96–53added par. (4).
Effective Date of 1990 Amendment
Amendment by Pub. L. 101–624effective Jan. 1, 1991, see section 1513 ofPub. L. 101–624, set out as a note under section 1691 of this title.
Effective Date of 1985 Amendment
Amendment by Pub. L. 99–83effective Oct. 1, 1985, see section 1301 ofPub. L. 99–83, set out as a note under section 2151–1 of Title 22, Foreign Relations and Intercourse.
Effective Date of 1979 Amendment
Amendment by Pub. L. 96–53effective Oct. 1, 1979, see section 512(a) ofPub. L. 96–53, set out as a note under section 2151 of Title 22, Foreign Relations and Intercourse.