This publication was jointly prepared by FAOs Nutrition Programmes Service (ESNP) and the Population and Development Service (SDWP). It is based largely on lessons learned during FAO field programmes - in particular, food security and livelihood projects conducted under FAOs partnership with the Belgian Survival Fund.
Karel Callens of ESNP had the primary responsibility of drafting this guide and coordinating its preparation. Special thanks to Natasha Mesko and Carol Djeddah of SDWP for their invaluable contributions during its review and finalization.
Acknowledgements are also due to William D. Clay and Florence Egal of ESNP, Clare Bishop and Marcela Villarreal of SDWP, and Ji-Yeune Rim of FAOs Technical Cooperation Programme Service for their technical advice and assistance during the guides various drafts.