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Upcoming events

7th ECHO East Africa Biennial Symposium on Sustainable Agriculture and Appropriate Technologies
Tue, 21 February 2023 » Thu, 23 February 2023

Arusha, Tanzania

The ECHO Symposium will provide a network and training opportunity for those involved in alleviating hunger and poverty in East Africa. Three mornings of plenary sessions featuring knowledgeable and experienced speakers will be followed by afternoon workshops and discussion groups led by regional agricultural development workers and experts. Topics are currently being discussed for the event.  This event will enable three days of sharing by presentations, some practical sessions, an approp...

Introduction to Tropical Agriculture Development - March 2023
Mon, 27 March 2023 » Fri, 31 March 2023

ECHO Global Farm, USA

Those interested in preparing for short to long-term involvement in international agriculture development are encouraged to participate in this five-day course.  Topics and discussions will focus on improved food security and agricultural livelihoods for small-scale farmers in developing countries.  Participants will be introduced to the complexities related to poverty and community development.  They will also be introduced to principles and practices that contribute toward maintaining healt...

ECHO Asia Tropical Agriculture & Development (TAD) Course
Mon, 27 March 2023 » Sat, 1 April 2023

Chiang Mai, Thailand

This 1-week course is designed for development workers, missionaries, and volunteers looking to engage their communities with low-cost, high-impact agricultural ideas and techniques. Participants will be introduced to various agricultural practices and technologies through classroom time and hands-on activities on the farm, learning to 'use what you have to make what you need.' This course is considered an 'introductory survey course' and will present a broad overview of many options suite...

REAP / anamed Training Seminar in Natural Medicine
Sun, 16 April 2023 » Sat, 22 April 2023

Subiaco Centre in Karen, Nairobi, Kenya

REAP is an organization in Kenya with extensive experience in sustainable agriculture and Natural Medicine.  REAP will run a week-long intensive training seminar in Natural Medicine following the methods and principles of anamed international. Anamed, short for “action for natural medicine” has over 30 years of experience in the scientific use of medicinal plants to treat many common tropical health complaints and diseases. Those attending past seminars have come not only from Kenya but from ...

ECHO Asia Tropical Agriculture & Development (TAD) Course
Mon, 26 June 2023 » Sat, 1 July 2023

Chiang Mai, Thailand

  This 1-week course is designed for development workers, missionaries, and volunteers looking to engage their communities with low-cost, high-impact agricultural practices and techniques. Participants will be introduced to a wide variety of agricultural practices and technologies through classroom time and hands-on activities on the farm, learning to 'use what you have to make what you need'. This course is considered an 'introductory survey course', and will present a broad overview o...

Latest Resources

Crop responses to natural farming soil drenches on sandy soils

Between 2017 and 2018, a trial was conducted comparing IMO, EM, mulch, and no mulch on a raised bed system on the ECHO Florida campus. Each of these main treatments was evaluated with and without NPK fertilizer in a split-pl...

Apiculture et moyens d'existence durables

64 pp. : ill.

Brochure sur la diversification 1

Il a toujours existé des personnes dans la communauté qui font l'élevage des abeilles.  Les abeilles pollinisent une grand variété de fleurs et de plantes e...

Apiculture Sous Les Tropiques

88 pp. : ill.

Agrodok-series No. 32

L'élevage des abeilles ou 'apculture' peut être considére soit comme un passe-temps intéressant, soit comme une source primaire ou secondaire de revenus.  Cet Agrodok d...

L'elevage de Canards

Serie Agrodok No. 33

88 pp. : ill. 

Les canards sont des animeaux endurants qui se nourrissent facilement de restes.  Ils sont plus faciles et plus économiques à élever que les poules, ce qui rend l'elava...

La Production Laitiere

L'ouvrage est consacré à la production de lait de vache dans différentes parties du monde.  Il ne s'intéresse pas uniquement à la production commerciale sur une grande échelle, mais aussi aux petits exploitant et à élevage p...

La preparation de laitages

Cet Agrodok a pour but d'initier le lecteur aux méthodes traditionnelles de production laitière à petite échelle et de donner un aperçu des possibilités offertes par la fabrication du fromage comme source de revenu.  L'ouvra...

Elevage de lapins sous les tropiques

L'élevage du lapin présente de nombreux avantages.  Le but de cet Agrodok est d'en présenter quelques-uns aux petits paysans, aux familles à revenus modestes et aux enfants et de fournir des informations sur la reproduction,...

Soil Mapping

Cassava (Tropical Agriculturalist)

 

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Freeze / Frost Protection

Every year in the winter months of December to March at ECHO Florida, we enter the potential for frost and freeze events. While our sub-tropical climate allows us to grow most tropical plants, a frost or freeze event could m...