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(7) the purchase of goods and services (other than agricultural commodities and related services) to meet urgent or extraordinary relief requirements;
(8) the payment, to the extent practicable, of the costs of carrying out the program authorized in title V;
(9) private sector development activities designed to further the policies set forth in section 2, including loans to financial intermediaries for use in making loans to private individuals, cooperatives, corporations, or other entities;
(10) activities of the Peace Corps that relate to agricultural production;
(11) the development of rural infrastructure such as roads, irrigation systems, and electrification to enhance agricultural production;
(12) research on malnutrition and its causes, as well as research relating to the identification and application of policies and strategies for targeting resources made available under this section to address the problem of malnutrition; and
(13) support for research (including collaborative research which is mutually beneficial to the United States and the recipient country), education, and extension activities in agricul
tural sciences. Section 1306 of title 31, United States Code, shall not apply to the use under this subsection of local currency proceeds that are owned by the United States.
(b) SUPPORT OF INDIGENOUS NON-GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS.—To the extent practicable, not less than 10 percent of the amounts contained in an account established for a recipient country under section 305(a) shall be used by such country to support the development and utilization of indigenous nongovernmental organizations and cooperatives that are active in rural development, agricultural education, sustainable agricultural production, other measures to assist poor people, and environmental protection projects within such country.
(c) INVESTMENT OF LOCAL CURRENCIES BY NONGOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS.—A nongovernmental organization may invest local currencies that accrue to that organization as a result of assistance under subsection (a), and any interest earned on such investment may be used for the purpose for which the assistance was provided to that organization without
further appropriation by the Congress. (d) SUPPORT FOR CERTAIN EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS.-If the Administrator determines that local currencies deposited in a special account pursuant to this title are not needed for any of the activities prescribed in paragraphs (1) through (13) of subsection (a) or for any other specific economic development purpose in the recipient country, the Administrator may use those currencies to provide support for any institution (other than an institution whose primary purpose is to provide religious education) located in the recipient country that provides education in agricultural sciences or other disciplines for a significant number of United States nationals (who may include members of the United States Armed Forces or the Foreign Service or dependents of such members).
TITLE IV-GENERAL AUTHORITIES AND REQUIREMENTS SEC. 401.24 COMMODITY DETERMINATIONS.
(a) AVAILABLE COMMODITIES.-After consulting 25 with other agencies of the Federal Government affected and within policies established by the President for implementing this Act, and after taking into consideration productive capacity, domestic requirements, farm and consumer price levels, commercial exports, and adequate carryover, the Secretary shall determine, prior to the be ginning of each fiscal year, the agricultural commodities and quantities thereof available for disposition under this Act.
(b) MODIFICATION.- The Secretary may, during the fiscal year, modify a determination made under subsection (a) if the Secretary provides to the Congress prior notice of that modification (including a statement of the reasons for the modification).
(c) COMMODITIES NOT AVAILABLE.—No commodity shall be available for disposition under this Act if such disposition would reduce the domestic supply of such commodity below that needed to meet domestic requirements, adequate carryover, and anticipated exports for dollars as determined by the Secretary, unless the Secretary determines that some part of the supply should be used to carry out urgent humanitarian purposes under this Act.
(d) POLICIES FOR IMPLEMENTING ACT.-The Secretary shall, to the extent practicable, seek to maintain a stable level of available agricultural commodities under this Act of the kind and type needed to provide food assistance to developing countries and should attempt to make such commodities available to the degree necessary to fulfill multi-year agreements entered into under this Act. (e) INELIGIBLE COMMODITIES.
(1) ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES.- Alcoholic beverages shall not be made available for disposition under this Act.
(2) TOBACCO.—Tobacco or the products thereof shall not be made available under section 303 or title II of this Act. (f) MARKET DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES. Subsection (ex1) shall not be construed to prohibit representatives of the United States wine, beer, distilled spirits, or other alcoholic beverage industry from participating in agricultural market development activities carried out by the Secretary with foreign currencies made available under title I of this Act. SEC. 402.26 DEFINITIONS. As used in this Act:
(1) ADMINISTRATOR.—The term “Administrator" means the Administrator of the Agency for International Development, unless otherwise specified in this Act.
(2) AGRICULTURAL COMMODITY.-The term "agricultural commodity”, unless otherwise provided for in this Act, includes any agricultural commodity or the products thereof produced in the United States, including wood and processed wood products, fish, and livestock as well as value-added, fortified, or high-value agricultural products. Effective beginning on Octo ber 1, 1991, for purposes of title II, a product of an agricultural commodity shall not be considered to be produced in the United States if it contains any ingredient that is not produced in the United States, if that ingredient is produced and is commercially available in the United States at fair and reasonable prices.
24 7 U.S.C. 1731.
25 Sec. 4(a) of Executive Order No. 12752 of February 25, 1991 (56 F.R. 8255; February 27, 1991) provided that the consultation required by this section would be undertaken by the Food Assistance Policy Council, established by the same Executive Order. See page 781.
26 7 U.S.C. 1732.
(3) COOPERATIVE.—The term "cooperative” means a private sector organization whose members own and control the organization and share in its services and its profits and that provides business services and outreach in cooperative development for its membership.
(4) DEVELOPING COUNTRY.—The term "developing country" means a country that has a shortage of foreign exchange earnings and has difficulty meeting all of its food needs through commercial channels.
(5) FOOD SECURITY.—The term "food security" means access by all people at all times to sufficient food and nutrition for a healthy and productive life.
(6) INDIGENOUS NONGOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATION.—The term "indigenous nongovernmental organization” means an organization that operates under the laws of the recipient country, or that has its principal place of activity in such country, and that works at the local level to solve development problems in the foreign country in which it is located, except that the term does not include an organization that is primarily an agent or instrumentality of the foreign government.
(7) PRIVATE VOLUNTARY ORGANIZATION.—The term "private voluntary organization" means a not-for-profit, nongovernmental organization in the case of a United States organization, an organization that is exempt from Federal income taxes under section 501(cX3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986) that receives funds from private sources, voluntary contributions of money, staff time, or in-kind support from the public, and that is engaged in or is planning to engage in voluntary, charitable, or development assistance activities (other than religious activities).
(8) SECRETARY.—The term "Secretary” means the Secretary
of Agriculture, unless otherwise specified in this Act. SEC. 403.27 GENERAL PROVISIONS.
(a) PROHIBITION.-No agricultural commodity shall be made available under this Act unless it is determined that
(1) adequate storage facilities will be available in the recipient country at the time of the arrival of the commodity to prevent the spoilage or waste of the commodity; and
(2) the distribution of the commodity in the recipient country will not result in a substantial disincentive to or interference
with domestic production or marketing in that country. (b) CONSULTATIONS.—The Secretary or the Administrator, as appropriate, shall consult with representatives from the International Monetary Fund, the International Bank for Reconstruction and De velopment, the World Bank, and other donor organizations to ensure that the importation of United States agricultural commodities and the use of local currencies for development purposes will not have a disruptive impact on the farmers or the local economy of the recipient country.
27 7 U.S.C. 1733.
(c) TRANSSHIPMENT.-The Secretary or the Administrator, as appropriate, shall, under such terms and conditions as are determined to be appropriate, require commitments from countries de signed to prevent or restrict the resale or transshipment to other countries, for use for other than domestic purposes, of agricultural commodities donated or purchased under this Act.
(d) PRIVATE TRADE CHANNELS AND SMALL BUSINESS.-Private trade channels shall be used under this Act to the maximum extent practicable in the United States and in the recipient countries with respect to
(1) sales from privately owned stocks;
(2) sales from stocks owned by the Commodity Credit Corpo ration; and
(3) donations. Small businesses shall be provided adequate and fair opportunity to participate in such sales.
(e) WORLD PRICES.—In carrying out this Act, reasonable precautions shall be taken to assure that sales or donations of agricultural commodities will not unduly disrupt world prices for agricultural commodities or normal patterns of commercial trade with foreign countries.
(f) PUBLICITY.-Commitments shall be obtained from countries receiving commodities under this Act that such countries will widely publicize, to the extent practicable, through the use of the public media and through other means, that such commodities are being provided through the friendship of the American people as food for peace. (g) PARTICIPATION OF PRIVATE SECTOR.—
The Secretary or the Administrator, as appropriate, shall encourage the private sector of the United States and private importers in developing countries to participate in the programs established under this Act.
(h) SAFEGUARD USUAL MARKETINGS.-In carrying out this Act, reasonable precautions shall be taken to safeguard the usual marketings of the United States and to avoid displacing any sales of the United States agricultural commodities that the Secretary or Administrator determines would otherwise be made. (i) MILITARY DISTRIBUTION OF FOOD AID.
(1) IN GENERAL.- The Secretary or the Administrator, as appropriate, shall attempt to ensure that agricultural commodities made available under this Act will be provided without regard to the political affiliation, geographic location, ethnic, tribal, or religious identity of the recipient or without regard to other extraneous factors.
(2) PROHIBITION ON HANDLING OF COMMODITIES BY THE MILITARY.
(A) IN GENERAL.-Except as provided in subparagraph (B), the Secretary or the Administrator, as appropriate,
shall not enter into an agreement under this Act to provide agricultural commodities if such agreement requires or permits the distribution, handling, or allocation of such commodities by the military forces of any government or insurgent group.
(B) EXCEPTION.-Notwithstanding subparagraph (A), the Secretary or the Administrator, as appropriate, may authorize the handling or distribution of commodities by the military forces of a country in exceptional circumstances in which
(i) nonmilitary channels are not available for such handling or distribution;
(ii) such action is consistent with the requirements of paragraph (1); and
(ii) the Secretary or the Administrator, as appropriate, determines that such action is necessary to meet the emergency health, safety, or nutritional requirements of the recipient population. (C) REPORT.-Not later than 30 days after an authorization is provided under subparagraph (B), the Secretary or the Administrator, as appropriate, shall prepare and submit to the appropriate committees 28 of Congress a report concerning such authorization and include in any such report the reason for the authorization, including an explanation of why no alternatives to such handling or dis
tribution were available. (3) ENCOURAGEMENT OF SAFE PASSAGE.—When entering into agreements under this Act that involve areas within recipient countries that are experiencing protracted warfare or civil strife, the Secretary or the Administrator, as appropriate, shall, to the extent practicable, encourage all parties to the conflict to permit safe passage of the commodities and other relief supplies and to establish safe zones for medical and hu
manitarian treatment and evacuation of injured persons. (i) 29 VIOLATIONS OF HUMAN RIGHTS.
(1) INELIGIBLE COUNTRIES.—The Secretary or the Administrator, as appropriate, shall not enter into any agreement under this Act to provide agricultural commodities, or to finance the sale of agricultural commodities, to the government of any country determined by the President to engage in a consistent pattern of gross violations of internationally recognized human rights, including
(A) the torture or cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment or punishment of individuals;
(B) the prolonged detention of individuals without charges;
(C) the responsibility for causing the disappearance of individuals through the abduction and clandestine detention of such individuals; or
28 Sec. 322 of Public Law 102-237 (105 Stat. 1857) struck "Committees" and inserted in lieu thereof "committees".
29 Sec. 4(b) of Executive Order No. 12752 of February 25, 1991 (56 F.R. 8255; February 27, 1991) delegated to the Secretary of State the function conferred to the President in sec. 4034).