Entries in agriculture and emergencies (22)
Developed in response to major changes the agricultural sector, this document states the principles that will guide CRS' support to poor, rural, agricultural communities over the next five years and sets new goals for the agency's work in urban and peri-urban areas.
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.
- Who Are We and What Do We Do? PDF (243 KB) | Read online
- Overview of Seed Systems under Stress Project PDF (257 KB) | Read online
- Understanding Seed Security PDF (260 KB) | Read online
- Agrobiodiversity and Seed Relief PDF (257 KB) | Read online
- Using Seed Aid to Give Farmers Access to Seed of New Varieties PDF (251 KB) | Read online
- Understanding Seed Systems Used by Small Farmers in Africa: Focus on Markets PDF (250 KB) | Read online
- Assessing Seed System Security PDF (242 KB) | Read online
- Seed Relief Responses: An Overview PDF (242 KB) | Read online
- The Power of Evaluation PDF (260 KB) | Read online
- Developing a Seed-Aid Proposal: A Rapid Review Checklist for Practitioners PDF (262 KB) | Read online
- When and How to Respond with Vegetable Seed Programming PDF (376 KB)
- Vegetable Seed Supply and Selection in Humanitarian Response PDF (440 KB)
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, including possible changes in assets, land holdings, labor availability, income generation activities, crop profiles and seed use.