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We are excited to announce the availability of our new ECHOcommunity Conversations forums. This is a place where members can ask questions, provide answers, and discuss issues important to those working in agriculture and/or community development.
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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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About ECHOcommunity

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.

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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 ...

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