This book on Standards for Supporting Crop-related Livelihoods in Emergencies is evidence-based, livelihoods-based, and rights-based which is exactly what is needed to guide emergency response to smallholder crop producers hit by a crisis. This handbook is a set of international principles and minimum standards that support those responding to a humanitarian crisis to design, implement, and evaluate crop-related crisis responses.
This standard is a comprehensive guide designed to facilitate effective responses to crises impacting smallholder crop producers. This evidence-based, livelihood-focused, and rights-oriented handbook provides international principles and minimum standards for designing, executing, and evaluating crop-related crisis interventions. Known as the SEADS Handbook, it aids decision-making in determining the appropriateness, necessity, and feasibility of crop-related responses during humanitarian emergencies. The SEADS principles and standards help prioritize response areas, align projects with minimum standards, and measure the impact of crop-related crisis interventions. By adhering to SEADS, the quality of such responses is enhanced, preserving livelihoods and lives before, during, and after crises. While SEADS focuses solely on crops and not livestock, fisheries, aquaculture, or forestry, it complements other resources available for a more comprehensive approach to crisis response planning.