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Guidelines | January 12, 2011

Seed Aid for Seed Security

Advice for Practitioners

Seed-based agricultural recovery is more complex than commonly assumed. These 12 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.

  1. Who Are We and What Do We Do?
  2. Overview of Seed Systems under Stress Project
  3. Understanding Seed Security
  4. Agrobiodiversity and Seed Relief
  5. Using Seed Aid to Give Farmers Access to Seed of New Varieties
  6. Understanding Seed Systems Used by Small Farmers in Africa: Focus on Markets
  7. Assessing Seed System Security
  8. Seed Relief Responses: An Overview
  9. The Power of Evaluation
  10. Developing a Seed-Aid Proposal: A Rapid Review Checklist for Practitioners
  11. When and How to Respond with Vegetable Seed Programming
  12. Vegetable Seed Supply and Selection in Humanitarian Response