The authors are José Falck-Zepeda, Research Fellow and Co-Leader of the GeneticResources Policies Project, Environment and Production Technology Division, IFPRI,Siwa Msangi, Research Fellow, Environment and Production Technology Division, IFPRITimothy Sulser, Research Analyst, Environment and Production Technology Division,IFPRI Patricia Zambrano, Research Analyst, Environment and Production TechnologyDivision, IFPRI, and Cesar Falconi, Chief of Latin America and the Caribbean Service,Investment Centre, FAO.The authors gratefully acknowledge the assistance of Tolulope Olufinbiyi, Bella Nestarovaand Aluma Dembo in providing useful data that has been used in this report. We areindebted to the advice and references given by Peter Pfaumann of GTZ/IADB and for thecomments by Nancy Jesurun, Arnaldo Vieira de Carvalho and Gabriel Montes.Special thanks to Hannah Jones for data collection and compilation and Mandy Ewing for support with proofreading the report. All of their valuable comments are very muchappreciated, but the responsibility lies solely on the authors of the report. We also thank Silvia Vera and Rossana Pavoni for their editorial assistance.The authors also thank the support of the German Strategic Partnership on RenewableEnergy (Cofinancing Agreement) through the Technical Cooperation Renewable Energyand Energy Efficiency in Latin America and the Caribbean, ATN/GC-9394-RS, whichmade it possible to carry out the present study.
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