The success and sustainability of nutrition field programmes often depends on the management skills of professionals working at the community level. The training package Field programme management: food, nutrition and development provides technical information, case studies and exercises to assist fieldworkers in carrying out the daily tasks of operating a rural development programme. This is the third revision of a highly successful FAO training package. The new version emphasizes the role of fieldworkers as facilitators who help communities to achieve their own goals. Course members learn to assist communities in identifying their problems, planning, implementing and monitoring activities. All of the key elements required to conduct a five-day course are provided in one package.