"Food aid has to be provided on time directly to those suffering from hunger in order to ensure better results," FAO Senior Economist Terri Raney told PTI here.
The UN agency's global report on 'The State of Food and Agriculture' this year focusses on the issue of international food aid.
The report would deal on issues of nutritional security worldwide through the mechanism of food aid, she
Raney, the editor of FAO's annual report 'The State of Food and Agriculture', said that India's experience in food aid since pre-Green Revolution days would also receive a special reference in the yet to be released report as a case study.
"The report will draw reference from Indian experience in dealing with the food aid as a tool to fight back hunger," she
said, adding that it would also analyse whether such aid hampers the local farm sector.
Extending the aid through the government agencies does not always give the desired results but the aid extended directly to the people who are in need could give desirable results, she
On current global status, she
said the number of hungry people has risen in the last 15 years, despite China, Peru and Brazil showing success stories.