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Seed Provision During and After Emergencies - Good Practice Review 4


About this resource

Resource type:Tools, guidelines and methodologies
Keywords:Capacity development, Environment, Food and nutrition, Food security, Livelihoods
Countries:DRC, Ethiopia, Malawi, Rwanda, Sudan, Zimbabwe
Agency:ODI - Overseas Development Institute
Author(s):Cromwell, E., Sperling, L. and Tripp, R.
Date published:December 1996


The aim of this review is to bring readers up to date with the latest developments in knowledge and techniques and to stimulate discussion as to what constitutes ‘good practice’ in seed provision during and after emergencies. The emphasis is on providing practical information concisely and accessibly.

The Review distinguishes between emergency seed provision (ESP) and longer-term seed capacity building relating to three broad phases of an ‘emergency’: an ‘acute’ phase, a ‘settling down’ period and a ‘rehabilitation’ phase. Written by the ODI Seeds and Biodiversity Programme, material was contributed and subsequently reviewed by 17 specialists with experience of emergency seeds programmes in over 20 different countries.

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