General Resources and Tools


The Ten Seed Technique

The Ten Seed Technique is a simple participatory data collection tool which was introduced by Ravi Jayakaran, from World Vision in the mid 90’s.

This technique uses 10 local seeds (or stones, or pebbles) for the exercise and is useful in gathering qualitative information on various issues, especially related to the perceptions of the community and the way people see themselves in relation to others.

It is flexible and can be used in combination with other techniques.

Resource: Ten Seed Technique