|CARE Food Manual (CARE , 1998, 355 p.)|
Developing this manual has been a major effort requiring the support from many people in and outside CARE who often gave willingly of their time. As Coordinator for this project, I wish that I could list out the names of all those who have assisted. The list is just too long to include. The following persons, however, must be acknowledged for their very special contributions.
First, thanks go to country directors, assistant country directors and the food and logistics staff of CARE Guatemala, CARE Peru, CARE Ethiopia, CARE Kenya, CARE Tanzania (Ngara Refugee Camp) and CARE India for the invaluable information they provided on managing and tracking food assets, and their insights into areas that needed coverage in the manual.
Thanks must also go to Ram Bhargava, formerly of CARE India and now with CARE CIS for developing the first draft. His work laid the foundation for this effort.
Very special thanks go to Carol Chang, formerly with CARE in New York and CARE Haiti, and Brian Larson, now in CARE Niger. Brian and Carol visited countries, researched information, met with donors and other PVOs, and shared the primary writing responsibilities for all the chapters in the manual. Without them, this manual would not have happened. Throughout they never lost their sense of humor. Perhaps, it is the nature of the subject matter.
Thanks to Harlan Hale of the Emergency Group, Jon Solomon, now in CARE Sierra Leone, Leslie Shad in Legal, and Nick Marudas of Internal Audit for their assistance on issues related to emergencies, legal and audits.
Thanks are also due to Virginia Ross for preliminary editing, Sharon Bell who contributed to the manuals content, editing and layout, and William Graham and Diane Davis of the FSU for the final layout.
Finally, thanks must go to Curt Schaeffer, the Food Security Unit's fearless leader, who was always there when we needed him.
Coordinator for the Manual and
Food Security Unit