By Elizabeth Blunt 

LONDON, 31 July 2014 (IRIN) - Five years ago, delivering food aid was all about hauling cargoes of wheat, rice and maize around the world. Today, instead of queuing for rations, recipients are quite likely to be given the means to buy their own food. As the cash transfer sector matures, IRIN spoke to experts to discuss the latest innovations and lessons learned. 

One third of all World Food Programme (WFP) food assistance is now given in the form of cash ...


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