Seed Aid for Seed Security: Advice for Practitioners
Seed-based agricultural recovery is more complex than commonly assumed. These ten practice briefs offer advice on how to sustain and strengthen seed systems during disaster response and recovery periods. Up-to-date technical information addresses issues such as introducing new varieties, protecting agrobiodiversity, and exploiting market opportunities during periods of acute and chronic stress. Specific aid-response tools are also offered, including methods for assessing seed system security, guidelines for learning-focused evaluations, and checklists to ensure quality in seed-aid proposal development. The briefs were prepared by the International Center for Tropical Agriculture and Catholic Relief Services, with CARE Norway.
Contact Louise Sperling at Louise.Sperling@crs.org for additional questions.
|1. Who Are We and What Do We Do?||242.13 KB|
|2. Overview of Seed Systems under Stress Project||256.01 KB|
|3. Understanding Seed Security||259.08 KB|
|4. Agrobiodiversity and Seed Relief||256.86 KB|
|5. Using Seed Aid to Give Farmers Access to Seed of New Varieties||250.21 KB|
|6. Understanding Seed Systems Used by Small Farmers in Africa: Focus on Markets||249.6 KB|
|7. Assessing Seed System Security||241.96 KB|
|8. Seed Relief Responses: An Overview||167.18 KB|
|9. The Power of Evaluation||259.55 KB|
|10. Developing a Seed-Aid Proposal: A Rapid Review Checklist for Practitioners||261.29 KB|