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ECHOcommunity is a membership community that provides access to nearly all of ECHO’s resources online, as well as communications tools to help development workers connect with each other.   View a list of ECHOcommunity.org features here.

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Upcoming events

eWorkshop: Farmer-Managed Natural Regeneration in the community
Wed, 2 September 2020 » Tue, 8 December 2020


COVID-19 recovery that builds back better needs to take into account equipping families and communities to be self-sufficient, meeting their daily needs as much as possible from their immediate environment, no matter what the economic circumstances their country is going through. Farmer-Managed Natural Regeneration (FMNR) is a sustainable land managed technique developed and popularized by the Land 4 Life Award winner Tony Rinaudo. Adoption of FMNR and the changed behaviors that accompany it,...

LIVE TALK 01 – Risk management for agri-SME finance
Thu, 24 September 2020 » Thu, 24 September 2020


This is the first session of a LIVE TALK SERIES on "Risk Management for Agri-SME Finance" co-hosted by the Smallholder and Agri-SME Finance and Investment Network (SAFIN) and the Forum for Agricultural Risk Management in Development (FARM-D) in collaboration with the International Labour Organization's Social Finance Programme and the Platform for Agricultural Risk Management (PARM).

Webinar: Improving Nutrition Security with Biofortified Crops
Mon, 28 September 2020 » Mon, 28 September 2020


The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the value of biofortified staple crops as a practical, cost-effective way to deliver essential micronutrients to vulnerable rural communities in low- and middle-income countries—especially smallholder farming families who cannot afford or readily access nutritionally diverse diets.  In the wake of income shocks and other COVID-19-related disruptions, many of these families are relying even more on relatively affordable staple crops for sustenance. Biof...

ECHO International Agriculture Conference 2020 - ONLINE
Thu, 19 November 2020 » Thu, 19 November 2020

Online, United States

For twenty-six years, ECHO has brought together networks of like-minded individuals devoted to eradicating hunger and improving lives through agriculture and community development. In its 27th year, in light of constraints due to novel coronavirus, the ECHO International Agriculture Conference will be completely virtual in its presentation of speakers addressing agricultural challenges, personal experiences, and strategies for improving the lives of millions who daily face food insecurity.

Latest Resources

Intro to Soils Session 3_Part 1

Intro to Soils Session 3_Part 1

This video is Session 3 part 3 of our ongoing training on "Introduction to Soil Science." This training gives a broad overview and introduction to some basic soil characteristics: phases (solid, liquid, gas), texture, densit...

Organic Feeds using Indigenous Microbial Fermented (IMF) Feeds for Organic Free Range Native Pigs and Chickens

Organic Feeds using Indigenous Microbial Fermented (IMF) Feeds for Organic Free Range Native Pigs and Chickens

This workshop will look at indigenous microbial fermented feeds as an alternative to our expensive foreign/imported GMO corn-soy based feed ration for our native animals (chicken and swine). Experiments on microbial fermenta...

Grain Amaranth - A Video Manual

Grain Amaranth - A Video Manual

This video tells the story of Grain Amaranth - its growth and use.

In addition, here is a link to a video, filmed in Uganda in 2010----with testimonials by people living with AIDS. 

Their testimonials hav...

Book Reviews - HEDGES FOR RESOURCE-POOR LAND USERS IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES

HEDGES FOR RESOURCE-POOR LAND USERS IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES. When we offered our small Technical Note on living fences in EDN 32-8 I asked whether anyone knew of a wellillustrated and carefully written book on the subject of...

Peanut - PlantVillage - Common Pests and Diseases

Peanut, Arachis hypogaea, is an herbaceous annual plant in the family Fabaceae grown for its oil and edible nuts. Peanut plants are small, usually erect, thin stemmed plants with feather-like leaves. The leaves are arranged ...

Metal silos for grain storage

Recently, ECHO Community member Brad Ward asked on our online forum about metal silo construction. “I'm going to be building a 3.5 cubic meter metal silo. I have come across a couple of good resources online that cover the t...

Garden Design

Haihui

Haihui is a non-profit organization dedicated to poverty alleviation and the sustainable development of rural communities. We have two main centers: The Sichuan Haihui Poverty Alleviation Service Center and The Shanghai Haih...

How to Start Snail Farming Business in Nigeria: ( Step By Step )

Snail farming business is a business  anyone can dive into due to its low capital intensity and presently it is providing one of the finest opportunities to make money within a short period of time. Snail has a huge demand i...

Profitability of Snail Marketing in Ogo Oluwa Local Government Area of Oyo State, Nigeria

Abstract, International Journal of Agriculture and Earth Science, 2019

This study analyzed profitability of snail marketing in Ogo Oluwa Local Government Area of Oyo State. Purposive sampling technique was employed...