Welcome to the website on seed systems of banana, cassava, potato, sweetpotato, and yam—roots, tubers, and bananas.

Here you will find tools to help you study and improve these important, yet challenging seed systems. The tools in this toolbox include methods, models, approaches, and information and communication technologies (ICTs). These tools are useful for analyzing, designing, or improving seed system interventions across humanitarian, development, and general purpose contexts.

The toolbox is a living initiative, evolving and gaining new and improved tools over time.

Welcome to the website on seed systems of banana, cassava, potato, sweetpotato, and yam—roots, tubers, and bananas.

Here you will find tools to help you study and improve these important, yet challenging seed systems. The tools in this toolbox include methods, models, approaches, and information and communication technologies (ICTs). These tools are useful for analyzing, designing, or improving seed system interventions across humanitarian, development, and general purpose contexts.

The toolbox is a living initiative, evolving and gaining new and improved tools over time.

TOOLBOX

TOOLS

MULTI-STAKEHOLDER FRAMEWORK

IMPACT NETWORK ANALYSIS (INA)

SEED TRACKER

INTEGRATED SEED HEALTH APPROACHES AND MODELS

SEED TRACING

SMALL N EXPLORATORY CASE STUDY

FOUR-SQUARE METHOD

MEANS-END CHAIN ANALYSIS

EXPERIMENTAL AUCTIONS

SEED REGULATORY FRAMEWORK ANALYSIS

SUSTAINABLE EARLY GENERATION SEED BUSINESS ANALYSIS TOOL

GLOSSARY OF ROOT, TUBER AND BANANA SEED SYSTEMS

Schematic representation of a seed system. The tools that can be used to study or improve different components of a seed system are shown in brown rectangles.
Click on the name of each tool for detailed information.

HOW DO WE USE THE TOOLBOX?

Use the figure below to see where the tools are applied in the project cycle. The tool numbers match with the legend below. Click on the name of a tool on the homepage to see its detailed description.

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