Field Assessments Around the World


Seed System Security Assessments (SSSAs) have been carried in a range of contexts in the last 10 years, in periods of civil strife, displacement, political instability as well as following drought, flooding, earthquakes and even locust invasions. The documents below report the field findings of SSSAs and contain specific recommendations and action plans for the short and medium term. Reports also contain considerable background material on inter alia: variety release, seed supply mechanisms, and gendered access to a range of innovations. For all these reasons, these SSSAs can serve as important baselines in many high stress or ‘hot-spot’ disaster-prone areas.