Publications by louise sperling
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The results of this nine-country 2019 study advocate for a multi- stakeholder perspective on the quality of seed, while offering farmers the most flexible and most appropriate response possible for their given situation. While this may often be cash transfers, a range of options offers the best...More
Work on seed systems has shown how pivotal markets are for helping smallholder farmers access seed in both normal and stress periods. This eight-country, nine-crop review focuses on the current and future potential use of markets to support smallholder farmer seed security in emergency and...More
This study evaluates how the DiNER Fair approach improves participating households’ food and nutrition security as well as strengthen access to seed and other agricultural inputs at the last mile in Madagascar, Malawi, and Zimbabwe It followed a mixed methods approach combining multiple...More
Farmer-managed seed is central to food security. The briefs in this series aim to provide practical guidance to program managers about seed storage.
- Defining Seed Quality and Principles: Seed Storage in a Smallholder Context
- Hermetic Seed Storage Technology: ...More
This joint assessment, which was carried out in May 2010 by ten organizations, assesses the impact of the January 12, 2010, earthquake on households and agricultural livelihoods in Haiti, including possible changes in assets, land holdings, labor availability, income generation activities, crop...More
International aid agencies often respond to food security emergencies by providing seeds for farmers in the affected region. But how can we ensure that such an intervention is a real solution and does not harm local seed systems and coping mechanisms?
This guide presents a seven-step...More