In May 2021 SEADS hosted a webinar asking the questions “Do emergency agriculture projects work? How do we know?” USAID’s Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance chaired the event and welcomed panelists from ALNAP, the UK’s Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office, and the Norwegian Refugee Council.
The SEADS Coordinator presented the results of the SEADS evidence review, which compiled evidence on the impacts of emergency agriculture projects on people’s livelihoods, food security, and nutrition. Panelists endorsed the main finding of the review – that evidence of impact is very limited – and discussed how impact evaluation and learning could be strengthened. The participants also recognized the need to build a stronger evidence base to support emergency agriculture programs.