Schematic representation of a project cycle. Numbers in squares refer to the tools that can be used in different stages. Click on the name of each tool for detailed information.


A seed system project includes several phases: diagnosis, design, implementation, monitoring, and scenario analysis, as shown in the figure above. Each phase may require different types of information. The tools can play a role at different moments in the project cycle and can help to show changes in the seed system as the project moves from diagnosis, to design, implementation and monitoring. For scenario analysis, a modelling approach is usually followed.

Another entry point for choosing the right tool is the seed system.