This practical companion tool supports implementers who are using the decision trees found in the Seed Emergency Response Tool (SERT). The decision trees are designed to be used by humanitarian practitioners in an emergency situation, who are choosing among diverse seed response options. In this companion tool, the SERT decision trees are expanded to include the following:  

  • Guidance for types of evidence to look for, tools to use to collect evidence, and/or steps to help make a decision at each step of the decision trees.  
  • Blank “evidence” columns for implementers to fill in with their own program evidence as they advance through the trees.  
  • An example decision tree, which was filled in using data from Northeast Nigeria. The data was collected during a pilot test of the Context Analysis Tool. The resulting report has information related to conflict, seed systems and the impact of conflict on seed systems. The report is available here.