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When Disaster Strikes: A Guide to Assessing Seed System Security

Authors: 
Louise Sperling
Organizational Authors: 
CIAT,
Catholic Relief Services,
USAID
Year Published: 
2008

This practical assessment tool will help emergency relief agencies and their field workers to decide whether a seed-related intervention is warranted in the first place, and if so, to design the best strategy to help farmers. The method is laid out in seven steps. Each includes how-to notes, guiding questions, and action checklists. Besides helping agencies understand and cope with acute stresses on seed systems, the guide also tackles the issue of longer-term stresses and how to take advantage of development opportunities.

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