STEP 1 Implementing Sector-Level Recovery Programmes

After (inter)sectoral strategies are developed, the ‘lead agency’ undertakes a programme-by-programme approach with activities summarized in the ‘general steps’, below:

Box 20: General Steps of Recovery Programme-by-Programme Approach

For instance, in drought-prone areas where pastoralists have sold off livestock as a way of coping with the impact of the extreme weather event, recovery programming can help herders to purchase livestock quickly (replacement) so that they are not depleted of their assets and can restart their businesses swiftly. If herders had livestock insurance and received early warnings, the forecast-based payout could enable them to buy fodder before animals die (e.g. Red Cross programme, Bangladesh).

Tools and Guiding Questions

Guiding Questions

What type of agricultural recovery programmes were selected for which affected groups
(e.g. smallholder farmers, large commercial production, types of the value chain businesses)?

Do the programmes reflect a transformation from response via resilient recovery to development?


Government policy and strategy papers (especially from the MoA) and agricultural sector strategies and project documents developed during the recovery phase.


IFAD (2009): Emergency livestock interventions in crisis and post-crisis situations