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PUBLIC LAW 95-000—MMMM. DD, 1977

PUBLIC LAW 95-88—AUG. 3, 1977

91 STAT. 547

passed on to the individual recipients of such foods, and (2) have a reasonable potential for transition to commercial purchasers of such foods, may make provisions for a waiver of repayment of up to that part of the product value which is attributable to the costs of processing, enrichment, or fortification. "(c) In implementing this section, due care shall be taken to minimize its impact on other commercial and concessional sales of whole grains and, where feasible, agreements under this title utilizing the authority contained in this section will provide for sales of such commodities.". TITLE II MINIMUM

DISTRIBUTION

SEC. 206. Section 201(b) of the Agricultural Trade Development and Assistance Act of 1954 is amended by striking out "title shall be" 7 USC 1721. and all that follows through "unless" and inserting in lieu thereof the following: "title— " (1) for fiscal years 1978 through 1980 shall be 1,600,000 metric tons, of which not less than 1,300,000 metric tons shall be distributed through nonprofit voluntary agencies and the World Food Program; " (2) for fiscal year 1981 shall be 1,650,000 metric tons, of which not less than 1,350,000 metric tons shall be distributed through nonprofit voluntary agencies and the World Food Program; and " (3) for fiscal year 1982 and each fiscal year thereafter shall be 1,700,000 metric tons, of which not less than 1,400,000 metric tons shall be distributed through nonprofit voluntary agencies and the World Food Program; unless". TITLE II DISTRIBUTION PRIORITIES

SEC. 207. Section 202 of the Agricultural Trade Development and Assistance Act of 1954 is amended— 7 USC 1722. (1) by inserting " (a) " immediately after "SEC. 202."; (2) by striking out the next to the last sentence; and (3) by adding at the end thereof the following new subsection: "(b)(1) Assistance to needy persons under this title shall be directed, insofar as practicable, toward community and other self-help activities designed to alleviate the causes of need for such assistance. " (2) In order to assure that food commodities made available under this title are used effectively, indigenous workers shall be employed, to the extent feasible, to provide information on nutrition and conduct food distribution programs in the most remote villages. " (3) In distributing food commodities under this title, priority shall be given, to the extent feasible, to those who are suffering from malnutrition by using means such as (A) giving priority within food programs for preschool children to malnourished children, and (B) giving priority to the poorest regions of countries.". U S E O F FOREIGN NONPROFIT VOLUNTARY AGENCIES

SEC. 208. (a) Section 202(a) of the Agricultural Trade Development and Assistance Act of 1954, as redesignated by section 207(1) of this Act, is amended by inserting the following new sentence immediately after the second sentence: "If no United States nonprofit voluntary agency registered with and approved by the Advisory Committee on Voluntary Foreign Aid is available, the President may utilize a foreign nonprofit voluntary agency which is registered with and approved by the Advisory Committee.".