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Entries in agriculture and emergencies (22)

Friday
Jan142011

Using Vouchers in Burkina Faso 

This poster looks at how CRS is using a voucher-based response to respond to rising food prices, flood, and drought in Burkina Faso.

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Friday
Jan142011

A Rapid Seed Assessment in the Southern Department of Haiti 

Haiti: A report on the findings of the rapid seed assessment conducted by CRS between Febuary 12 and March 1, 2010.

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Friday
Jan142011

Agriculture and Environment Strategy, 2009–2014

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.

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Thursday
Jan132011

When Disaster Strikes

A practical manual for assessing the security of farmers’ seed systems in situations of acute or chronic stress and determining what kinds of assistance are needed.

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Wednesday
Jan122011

Seed Aid for Seed Security 

Advice for Practitioners

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.

  1. Who Are We and What Do We Do?  PDF (243 KB) | Read online
  2. Overview of Seed Systems under Stress Project  PDF (257 KB) | Read online
  3. Understanding Seed Security  PDF (260 KB) | Read online
  4. Agrobiodiversity and Seed Relief  PDF (257 KB) | Read online
  5. Using Seed Aid to Give Farmers Access to Seed of New Varieties  PDF (251 KB) | Read online
  6. Understanding Seed Systems Used by Small Farmers in Africa: Focus on Markets  PDF (250 KB) | Read online
  7. Assessing Seed System Security  PDF (242 KB) | Read online
  8. Seed Relief Responses: An Overview  PDF (242 KB) | Read online
  9. The Power of Evaluation  PDF (260 KB) | Read online
  10. Developing a Seed-Aid Proposal: A Rapid Review Checklist for Practitioners  PDF (262 KB) | Read online
  11. When and How to Respond with Vegetable Seed Programming  PDF (376 KB)
  12. Vegetable Seed Supply and Selection in Humanitarian Response  PDF (440 KB)

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Wednesday
Jan122011

Seed Vouchers and Fairs

A Manual for Seed-Based Agricultural Recovery in Africa

Describes an approach to post-emergency seed distribution in Africa in which farmers receive not free seed but vouchers that can be exchanged for seed at specially organized seed fairs.

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Friday
Oct222010

Seed System Security Assessment: Haiti

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.

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