The Famine Prevention and Freedom from Hunger Improvement Act (“Act”) is a federal legislation that regulates global agricultural production, processing, business and trade, for the purpose of benefiting aid recipient countries and of the U.S. The Act helps in building and strengthening the institutional capacity and human resource skills of agriculturally developing countries so that these countries may participate more fully in the international agricultural problem-solving effort and to introduce and adapt new solutions to local circumstances.
The following are some of the objectives of the Act:
1.To provide long-term program support for the U.S. university global agricultural and related environmental collaborative research and learning opportunities for students, teachers, extension specialists, researchers, and the general public;
2.To involve the U.S. universities more fully in the international network of agricultural science;
3.To provide program support for international agricultural research centers;
4.to provide support for research projects identified for specific problem-solving needs; and
5.To develop and strengthen national research systems in the developing countries.