Good Practice Reviews
No. 4 December 1996
Seed Provision During and After Emergencies
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.