SEADS standards for supporting crop-related livelihoods in emergencies now available
The first edition of the SEADS handbook for supporting crops-related livelihoods in emergencies is now available here!
We are celebrating the launch of SEADS through a series of regional events between November 2022 and January 2023.
The Europe event took place at the Food Security Cluster Global Partners Meeting in Rome on November 9, 2022. Three more launch events are happening in Africa (December 2022), Asia (January 2023), and the Americas (January 2023). Find more info about launch events here. All events are online and some offer in person attendance.
SEADS is a set of international minimum standards and principles that support humanitarian and development workers in their crop-related crisis responses.
As a member of the Humanitarian Standards Partnership (HSP), SEADS is aligned with other HSP standards and is based on established humanitarian foundations, specifically:
- the Humanitarian Charter
- Protection Principles
- the Core Humanitarian Standard
- the Sphere Handbook
The SEADS principles and minimum standards help users to:
- Understand how crop-related responses can follow core humanitarian principles and good practices
- Determine if a crop-related response is appropriate, necessary, and feasible
- Prioritize which crop-related response area may achieve livelihood objectives given the context
- Track alignment of projects with minimum standards
- Measure livelihood impacts from crop-related crisis response
The standards were developed over a 2.5 year period, drawing on practitioner experience and a systematic review of crop-related responses in humanitarian crises. The review focused on livelihoods, food security, and nutrition impacts of the main types of crop-related crisis response.
Learn more about SEADS here.