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Seed Systems: SCALE Award Resources Showcase Series - Part I

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Ezra Millstein/Mercy Corps
8:00am - 9:00am ET

Join the SCALE Award's 3-part “Resources Showcase” Series for an overview of what we did and learned over five years of working with the food security community on seed systems, markets & livelihoods, and resilient agriculture. We’ll make sure you leave each session knowing the tools, training materials and research studies we created, what we learned, and how you can continue to find and engage with these resources going forward. This event will be held in English with French interpretation.

Resource Showcase 1: Seed Systems | November 2, 2022 | 8:00-9:00 AM ET

Seed aid is on the rise around the globe, in both emergency and non-emergency contexts. But what informs the implementers’ decisions when selecting context-appropriate seed responses? How can seed aid be more effective, premised on farmers’ preferences and needs while supporting market systems? Over the past few years, SCALE has captured learning on seed responses from implementing partners, led an online seeds learning series and supported practical tool development for use in emergency and fragile contexts. Join this session to hear about tools to help guide implementers as they design and implement seed-related interventions; explore ideas for intervening in fragile contexts; and walk away knowing where to find these resources going forward.

Presenters include: 

  • Abby Love, Senior Specialist - Program Quality & Capacity Strengthening, SCALE 
  • Louise Sperling, Research Director, SeedSystem
  • Sadou Soumana, Technical Advisor, Agric & Rural Livelihoods, International Rescue Committee
  • Stephen Walsh, Senior Agriculture Advisor, USAID Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance
  • Wilfred Ouko, Program Advisor, Mercy Corps

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The SCALE Award is a USAID/BHA-funded capacity strengthening, research and learning award ending in November 2022. Over the past five years, SCALE has supported BHA-funded agriculture, natural resource management, and alternative livelihoods activities in emergency and non-emergency contexts to enhance their impact, sustainability, and scalability. SCALE is implemented by Mercy Corps in collaboration with Save the Children.