This handbook is intended to provide a brief synthesis of the history of the IPC and a description of its present organization and ways of working in its inter face with international intergovernmental processes relevant to food sovereignty.
The purpose is to provide useful background information to people from IPC member organizations who are called on to serve as spokespersons in international processes.
This first draft of the handbook has been prepared by two persons who have been associated with the IPC
throughout the three decades of its existence. They take full responsibility for its contents, which are expected to be enriched and improved by others over time.