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Join us for the ECHO Asia Agriculture & Community Development Conference 2017-09-15

We're counting down the days until the 6th Biennial ECHO Asia Agriculture and Community Development Conference will take place on October 3-6, 2017, in Chiang Mai, Thailand!

Our conference theme "Improving Lives" expresses our desire to partner with you as we train, equip, and grow our network to impact the lives and livelihoods of farmers and their families across Asia. Speakers will share practical solutions to agricultural challenges, personal experiences, and strategies for improving the lives of millions who daily face the threat of starvation. The event offers an open exchange of information, connecting the people and ideas that can  make a real and sustainable difference.

Come join us for 3-days of plenary speakers, workshops, a poster session, paper submission and proceedings, and a seed exchange, followed by a 1-day site visit!

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Upcoming events

6th Biennial ECHO Asia Agriculture & Community Development Conference
Tue, 3 October 2017 » Fri, 6 October 2017

Holiday Garden Hotel & Resort (www.holidaygardenhotelandresort.com/info@holidaygardenhotelandresort.com), THAILAND

The 6th Biennial ECHO Asia Agriculture and Community Development Conference will take place on October 3-6, 2017, in Chiang Mai, Thailand! Our conference theme "Improving Lives" expresses our desire to partner with you as we train, equip, and grow our network to impact the lives and livelihoods of farmers and their families across Asia. Speakers will share practical solutions to agricultural challenges, personal experiences, and strategies for improving the lives of millions who daily face...

Strong Harvest Moringa Peer Educator Training Seminars
Fri, 3 November 2017 » Tue, 7 November 2017

ECHO East Africa Impact Center, Tanzania

Many Tanzanian families lack a secure source of nutritious food, do not have access to clean water, and have few streams of family income. The moringa tree provides an easily-implemented, family-level solution that addresses all three of these issues. Our 2-day training seminar will cover the following topics: Community Assessment - identifying assets and challenges Nutrition - basic nutrtion and nutritional properties of moringa (why moringa matters) Moringa cultivation, care, and ...

ECHO International Agriculture Conference 2017
Tue, 14 November 2017 » Thu, 16 November 2017

Crowne Plaza Hotel , United States

This year marks the 24th Anniversary of the ECHO International Agriculture Conference held in Fort Myers, FL!  We hope that you will make plans to join us for this year's conference.  The event brings together some of the world’s most influential voices dedicated to eradicating hunger and improving lives. Speakers will share practical solutions to agricultural challenges, personal experiences and strategies for improving the lives of millions who daily face the threat of starvation. The ev...

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

Latest Resources

Gasifier Stove Resources

The resources in this collection feature recent activities by ECHO Asia to research, construct, test, and distribute gasifier stoves. 

These stoves are currently constructed and available in two sizes (small and la...

An Nou Repare Tè Nou

An Nou Repare Tè Nou montre kijan lidè legliz yo ak lot lidè nan kominote a te relize, tè a k’ap pwodwi manje pou nou manje a, te komanse fatigue, e forè yo ki se sous anpil lòt bagay pou nou ap disparèt. Nou te konnen Bandy...

Worm Composting, University of Maine

Worm Composting, University of Maine

University of Maine Cooperative Extension educator Marjorie Peronto discusses the benefits and best methods of worm composting. Excellent information on using worms to make good stuff for your garden.

Key Nutrition Resources

Living Standards Measurement Study – Integrated Surveys on Agriculture

The Living Standards Measurement Study - Integrated Surveys on Agriculture (LSMS-ISA) is a household survey project established with a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and implemented by the LSMS team. Recogn...

Food Policy - Agriculture in Africa – Telling myths from facts: A synthesis

Stylized facts drive research agendas and policy debates. Yet robust stylized facts are hard to come by, and when available, often outdated. The 12 papers in this Special Issue revisit conventional wisdom on African agricult...

Comparing Locally Available Waste By-Products as Feedstocks for Gasifier Cook-Stoves

This article is from ECHO Asia Note # 32.

In many developing world households, meeting the daily energy needs required for cooking is burdensome and costly. Fortunately, low-cost cooking methods that require less f...

Inexpensive Mass Propagation Techniques for Introducing Improved Potato Varieties in the Tropics

This article is from ECHO Asia Note # 32.

Potatoes (Solanum tuberosum) contain high-quality food properties and are very good protein and energy sources on a daily per hectare basis of production (Frusciante et al....

Productivity of Moringa oleifera augmented with intercropped tropical legumes

Authors:   T.N. Motis, J.M. Longfellow, A.D. Jani, B.J. Lingbeek, C.J. D¿Aiuto, J.C.J. Bergen Keywords:   Moringa oleifera, intercropping, legumes, Vigna unguiculata, Canivalia ensiformis, Cajanu...

Five Indigenous Farming Practices Enhancing Food Security

On the 2017 International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, the United Nations is celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP). The Declaration, formally adopted in 20...