What is unique about SeedChange’s Seed Security Assessment and Planning Guide?

The SeedChange Seed Security Assessment and Action Plan (SSAAP) Guide builds on the available seed security assessment methodologies and presents a systematic assessment and planning framework for assessing seed security and developing action plan relevant to smallholder farmers.

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The following features make the SeedChange SSAAP methodology quite unique and easy to integrate into seed related research and development programs:

A holistic and systematic approach.

This methodology works in normal as well as in post-disaster situation.

Inclusion of seed security action planning.

Flexibility for adapting the methodology to suit local context and need or scope of the assessment.

Clearly defined and disaggregated seed security parameters addressing agricultural biodiversity, seed sovereignty and gender aspects of seed security.

Participatory and community-based approach to seed security assessment and planning.

Sharing results and recommendation with farmers and seed stakeholders.

Scope for accompaniment providing technical support to help acquire, use and internalize the methodology in their program.

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About the author

Dr. Pratap Shrestha has a Master’s degree in agricultural economics from the University of East Anglia and a PhD in participatory technology development and local knowledge systems from the University of Wales, U.K.

Pratap has been working in agricultural research and development for nearly 30 years, particularly on participatory crop improvement, seed systems, community-based approaches to biodiversity conservation, and policy. In 2014, he worked as an advisor, helping the government of Timor-Leste draft its National Seed Policy. Pratap is passionate about working with farmers and supporting policies that protect their rights and livelihoods. He is based in Pokhara, Nepal.