Conclusion
in The NGO CARE and food aid From America, 1945–80
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This conclusion presents some closing thoughts on the concepts discussed in this book. The book focuses on the history of Cooperative for American Remittances to Europe (CARE) from 1945 to 1980. In the late 1940s agricultural surplus commodities came into the picture, as a result of the inability of US policymakers to reduce wartime production incentives. It was primarily due to voluntary agency efforts that a growing proportion of these un-sellable surplus stocks were channeled through the private agencies for humanitarian purposes and hunger relief. Equipped with a successful concept and a glowing reputation, by the late 1940s CARE executives had decided to include regions outside of Europe in its operations. The fact that CARE's executive director left the agency in the early 1960s to become the head of Food for Peace demonstrates the reputation and networking capacity CARE had gained in the US food aid sector.

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