Food aid remains heavily donor-oriented, with only modest progress over the past two decades in edging toward a recipient-oriented system, as Chapters 6-9 will document. Yet as documented in the preceding three chapters, food aid has been largely ineffective either in providing income support to farmers through prices support or in export market development or in manipulating foreign governments to support donor foreign policy objectives. So why does food aid-as-usual have such staunch allies in donor countries?