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Youth Agroecology Short Film - "My Name is Lee" by Emma Bailey 2017-11-17

This short film was selected as one of the top eight entries in the Youth Agroecology Short Film Competition, a collaboration between the Agroecology Learning Alliance in Southeast Asia and the Luang Prabang Film Festival. Selected from dozens of submissions from Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, and Thailand, these films address issues of sustainable farming, the environment, and agroecology, as well as the role that youth can play in leading a much-needed agricultural revolution in the Mekong region. The video that gets the most shares on Facebook by 30 November 2017 will win the competition’s Viral Award and $1000, so be sure to help spread your favorites!

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Upcoming events

Cocina sana y sustentable
Mon, 18 December 2017 » Fri, 22 December 2017

"Las Cañadas" Centro de Agroecología y vida sostenible, Mexico

Tropical Agriculture Development: The Basics - January 2018
Mon, 15 January 2018 » Fri, 19 January 2018

ECHO Global Farm, United States of America

Those interested in preparing for short/long-term involvement in agricultural development internationally  are encouraged to participate in this one-week course held two times a year. Course participants will gain an introduction to aspects of poverty and community development and an orientation to ECHO. They will also receive instruction on proven agricultural principles/practices and practical techniques, systems and technologies to meet agricultural and nutritional needs of small-scale, im...

2018 Asia Pacific Sustainable Agriculture & Development Conference
Tue, 6 February 2018 » Fri, 9 February 2018

Asia Pacific Theological Seminary (APTS), Philippines

3rd ECHO East Africa Pastoralist Symposium
Tue, 6 March 2018 » Thu, 8 March 2018

Sportsmans Arms Hotel, Kenya

ECHO East Africa welcomes your participation in the 3rd ECHO East Africa Pastoralist Symposium in Nanyuki, Kenya from 6th -8th March, 2018 at the Sportsmans Arms Hotel. With a great anticipation we hope that the molding together of the topics discussed, action agenda produced during the afternoon workshops on Days 2 & 3, as well as the networking which will occur, will significantly impact our future work together.

AgReach - Spring Symposium on Revalorizing Extension: Evidence and Practice
Mon, 2 April 2018 » Tue, 3 April 2018

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA

This symposium will bring together researchers and practitioners to discuss and deliberate on: How to highlight extension’s crucial role in international agricultural development What works in agricultural/rural advisory services and why How to effectively deliver extension services to smallholder farmers What it takes to increase support for extension services   Topics of Interest: Effective extension methods at the farmer, organizational, and country/system levels ...

Latest Resources

Pumpkin Variety Trial

Tropical varieties of pumpkin, Cucurbita sp., vary widely in their production, fruit size and quality, and taste. This variety trial and analysis includes eleven varieties available at the ECHO farm in Florida in 2006. All v...

The Four Techniques of Seed Harvesting- Thai เทคนิคการเก็บเมล็ดพันธุ์สี่แบบ

The Four Techniques of Seed Harvesting- Thai เทคนิคการเก็บเมล็ดพันธุ์สี่แบบ

Seeds are the most significant agricultural input factor. Smart farmers must know how to select and harvest the seeds that are adaptable to the environment in a particular area and their production requirement characteristic...

Indigenous Plants of northern Thailand and Their Uses

Indigenous Plants of northern Thailand and Their Uses

Why is local food important? We will discuss a few topics related to local food: 1) Right now, local food is a trend that includes a focus on super foods, clean food, and supplements. 2) Local food touches on food sovereignt...

NPC- ‘Non-Profit Chickens’

NPC- ‘Non-Profit Chickens’

In this workshop, Scott talked about his small backyard urban garden and his experiments with integrating egg-laying chickens into the system on multiple levels. Faced with the economic reality of it being cheaper to buy egg...

Biochemical and Nutritional Analysis of the Leaf Extract of Moringa oleifera Lam


The present study was conducted to investigate the presence of biochemical contents viz., proximate and micronutrient analysis in the leaves of Moringa oleifera Lam. The biochemical contents were determine...

Research advances on the multiple uses of Moringa oleifera: A sustainable alternative for socially neglected population


Moringa oleifera Lam (Moringaceae) is a plant with high nutritional and medicinal value. Native to India, it is now widely distributed throughout tropical and subtropical regions of the world. Its different parts...

Nutritional assessment of Moringa oleifera leaves


Moringa oleifera Lam (Moringaceae) is a very useful tree in tropical countries. In Folklore and Ayurvedic all parts of the tree used in different healing procedure for different diseases. The plant leaves ...

Moringa oleifera: A review on nutritive importance and its medicinal application

Moringa oleifera, native to India, grows in the tropical and subtropical regions of the world. It is commonly known as ‘drumstick tree’ or ‘horseradish tree’. Moringa can withstand both severe drought and mild frost conditio...

A climate-adapted push-pull system effectively controls fall armyworm, Spodoptera frugiperda (J E Smith), in maize in East Africa


• Fall armyworm has invaded Africa, causing substantial damage to maize and other crops.

• There is no control method for this pest in Africa, and pesticides are only minimally used i...

Biocompatible water softening system using cationic protein from moringa oleifera extract

Abstract - In developing countries like India, the deciding factors for the selection of the specific water purification system are the flow rate, cost of implementation and maintenance, availability of materials for fabrica...