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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

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...

Antimicrobial Sand via Adsorption of Cationic Moringa oleifera Protein

Moringa oleifera (Moringa) seeds contain a natural cationic protein (MOCP) that can be used as an antimicrobial flocculant for water clarification. Currently, the main barrier to using Moringa seeds for producing potable wat...

The Flocculating Cationic Polypetide from Moringa oleifera Seeds Damages Bacterial Cell Membranes by Causing Membrane Fusion.

A cationic protein isolated from the seeds of the Moringa oleifera tree has been extensively studied for use in water treatment in developing countries and has been proposed for use in antimicrobial and therapeutic applicati...

IWMI - Water Storage

Climate change necessitates a fundamental rethink of the way water resources, and particularly water storage options, are planned and managed. In all situations, maximizing the benefits and minimizing the costs of water stor...

IWMI - Irrigation

Revitalizing irrigation across Africa and Asia is key to ensuring that future populations do not go hungry. The need for groundwater management is growing as farmers increasingly pump groundwater to meet their water needs,...

IWMI - Groundwater

Wherever you are in the world, chances are you are sitting on water. Drill down deep enough and you’ll find it. Beneath the Earth’s surface aquifers are natural reservoirs that contain groundwater. Collectively they constitu...

IWMI - Wastewater Issues

Untreated wastewater irrigation is not the only reason for the spread of pathogens. IWMI, therefore, also invests in more holistic multiple-hazard projects that analyze and compare risks from various sources and assess the c...

International Water Management Institute

The International Water Management Institute (IWMI)is a non-profit, scientific research organization focusing on the sustainable use of water and land resources in developing countries. IWMI works in partnership with governm...

Africa Hydromet Forum

The inaugural AMCOMET Africa Hydromet Forum, which took place 12 – 15 September 2017 at the African Union Commission Headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia brought together over 500 expertsfrom governments, academia, NGOs, UN...

Solar Cities NGO

Solar C³ities is an international platform with the intention of providing an open-source virtual Hackspace for "Biogas Innoventors and Practitioners" and training for all  those researching, developing and deploying sustain...