This publication is based on a draft presented by Paolo Spantigati and Anna Springfors. Without their professionalism and dedication it would have been hard to realize this work.
Special thanks also go to the authors of the case studies, which give this publication a more practical and illustrative touch: Ruth Junkin for the case studies of Guatemala and Peru, Surya Binanyee, Indu Sapkota, Bhishma Subedi and Laxman Pun for the Nepali case study and Abubakr Ibrahim Hussein for the Sudan case study.
The draft was widely distributed within FAO for peer review. Overall guidance and coordination for the preparation, editing and publication of the final publication was provided by Sophie Grouwels and Sven Walter.
This publication would not have been possible without the financial support of Norway.