Rice is one of the most widely consumed commodities in the world and is the most consumed commodity for half of the world’s population.  The U.S. provides milled or parboiled long and medium grain rice for our U.S. government (USG) food assistance programs.

Anywhere from 3-5% of U.S. rice exports are in the form of food aid, providing a safe and nutritious food for vulnerable or at-risk populations.

USA Rice action:
   • Working with USDA, USAID and PVOs to encourage the use of fortified rice in appropriate food aid programs.
   • Ensuring that in-kind commodities, such as rice, remain in the USG toolbox.

Related Links:
USAID Rice Commodity Fact Sheet 
USDA Commodity Requirements for Milled and Fortified Rice