Russia regards food assistance as an important sphere of its foreign policy because the collective efforts only can be sufficient to eliminate the most serious and urgent problems with the malnutrition in different regions of the globe. Russia is seeking to improve effectiveness and quality of food assistance by strengthening international cooperation and coordination. Russia provides food assistance to the countries in different parts of the world. In order to make the provided food assistance more effective Russia uses the facilities of different domestic governmental bodies.
In responding to specific situations the Russian executive bodies implement projects both through bilateral and multilateral channels for a productive cooperation. Projects of food assistance on the territories of the eligible countries are implemented with the assistance of several partners, mainly through the WFP. Among the Russian governmental bodies that participate in the providing of food assistance we should mention the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Emergency Situations, Ministry of Agriculture, Federal State Reserve Agency (Rosrezerv), the Agency for Support and Coordination of Russian Participation in International Humanitarian Operations (EMERCOM Agency). These bodies are responsible for different areas in the sphere of food assistance.
The Ministry of economic development is responsible for the cooperation with the Food assistance committee and collection and aggregation of the information concerning the food assistance provided by Russia.