Authors: Louise Sperling and Tom Remington with Jon M. Haugen, 2006: International Center for Tropical Agriculture and Catholic Relief Services
Keywords: practitioners; emergencies; risk

Seed aid needs to be improved. Case studies show seed-based agricultural recovery to be more complex than is commonly assumed. These Briefs offer advice on how to sustain and strengthen seed systems during disaster response and recovery periods. Up-to-date technical information addresses such issues 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.

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