FAO PLANT PRODUCTION AND PROTECTION PAPER 181
FAO PLANT PRODUCTION AND PROTECTION PAPER 181

Towards Effective and Sustainable Seed Relief Activities

Report of the Workshop on Effective and Sustainable Seed Relief Activities Rome, 26-28 May 2003

Edited by
Louise Sperling
International Center for Tropical Agriculture
Rome, Italy

Thomas Osborn
FAO Seed and Plant Genetic Resources Service
Rome, Italy

and

David Cooper
Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity
Montreal, Canada

   
FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS
Rome, 2004
   
 
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ISBN 92-5-105215-8
ISSN 0259-2517

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Contents

Acknowledgements

Foreword

Acronyms

Executive summary

Introduction

Background and overview

UNDERSTANDING SEED SYSTEMS AND STRENGTHENING SEED SECURITY: A BACKGROUND PAPER - Louise Sperling and H. David Cooper
SHOCKS AND RESPONSE MODEL - Erminio Sacco
SUMMARY TABLES: SEED RELIEF INTERVENTIONS AND TOOLS AND GUIDANCE

Case studies

IMPROVING EMERGENCY SEED RELIEF IN KENYA: A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF DIRECT SEED DISTRIBUTION AND SEED VOUCHERS AND FAIRS- Paul A Omanga and Paul Rossiter
RETHINKING SEED RELIEF INTERVENTIONS: AN ETHIOPIAN CASE STUDY - George K. Mburathi, Christel Bultman, Felix Mathenge, Osman Ibrahim
FAO EMERGENCY COORDINATION UNIT IN BURUNDI: AN OVERVIEW - Jean Alexandre Scaglia
PLACING THE FARMING FAMILY AT THE CENTRE OF THE SEED DEMAND PROCESS: CRS BURUNDI'S EXPERIENCE WITH SEED VOUCHERS AND FAIRS IN KIRUNDO PROVINCE - Stephen Walsh, Bonaventure Ngendahayo and Christophe Droeven
SEED RELIEF IN MOZAMBIQUE: A REVIEW OF RECENT INTERVENTIONS - Carlos Dominguez, Sérgio Gouveia, Joaquim Cuna, Stefano Gasparini and Birte Hald

Discussion

WORKING GROUPS AND PLENARY DISCUSSIONS: MAJOR THEMES

Annexes

1. AGENDA
2. LIST OF PARTICIPANTS

FAO technical papers

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