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Upcoming events

System of Rice Intensification (SRI) Workshop
Fri, 22 July 2022 » Fri, 22 July 2022

ECHO Asia Small Farm Resource Center (ศูนย์ฝึกอบรม และธนาคารเมล็ดพันธ์ุเอคโค่), Thailand (ประเทศไทย)

Learn the principles of the "System of Rice Intensification" (SRI) and explore how rice yield can be increased even while reducing the amount of seed, water, and pesticides needed. This rice management system is well suited to the Asian smallholder farmer as it does not require additional technical knowledge, capital or machinery and, instead, capitalizes on rice farmers' existing skills with adaptations to minimize transplant stress, promote plant robustness, and effectively manage water...

Introduction to Tropical Agriculture Development
Mon, 12 September 2022 » Fri, 16 September 2022

ECHO Global Farm, USA

This course covers a broad range of topics relevant to those starting out in agricultural development in a tropical environment. The purpose of this class is to expose you to several different ideas and concepts. Although a significant amount of time will be spent looking at examples on the ECHO Farm, given the breadth of topics covered, extensive hands-on farm work should not be an expectation of taking this course. Those interested in preparing for short to long-term involvement in inter...

ECHO International Agriculture Conference
Tue, 15 November 2022 » Thu, 17 November 2022

ECHO Global Farm and Holiday Inn, USA

For Full Details Visit The Conference Website For twenty-eight years, ECHO has brought together networks of like-minded individuals devoted to eradicating hunger and improving lives through agriculture and community development. For the past two years, due to novel coronavirus, ECHO’s Annual Conference moved online. This year we are returning to our in-person event. We are thrilled to invite you to join us in Fort Myers, Florida on November 15th-17th to connect once again together on E...

Latest Resources

Drip Irrigation

Tropical Seeds

Our company emerged from the Grupo Papalotla, leader in varietal development for improved sustainable livestock systems in the tropics, subtropics, and mild temperate areas of the world. Semillas Papalotla S.A de C.V., our s...

PFAF - Gynura procumbens - (Lour.) Merr.

Edible Uses Leaves - cooked [332 ]. The leaves are green and fleshy and said to taste like green beans. Young leaves and shoots are eaten fresh in salads or added to rice or noodle dishes. Cook like spinach, sauté in butter ...

Gynura procumbens - Longevity Spinach

Evaluation of Phytochemical Composition and Antibacterial Property of Gynura procumbens Extract

N. Kaewseejan, D. Puangpronpitag and M. Nakornriab, 2012. Evaluation of Phytochemical Composition and Antibacterial Property of Gynura procumbens Extract. Asian Journal of Plant Sciences, 11: 77-82. DOI: 10.3923/ajps.2012.7...

Gynura procumbens: An Overview of the Biological Activities

Abstract, Frontiers in Pharmacology, 2016

Gynura procumbens (Lour.) Merr. (Family Asteraceae) is a medicinal plant commonly found in tropical Asia countries such as China, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, a...

Feasibility Assessment of an Encapsulated Longevity Spinach (Gynura procumbens L.) Extract Plant in Indonesia

Appl. Sci. 2021, 11(9), 4093; https://doi.org/10.3390/app11094093

Received: 15 March 2021 / Revised: 17 April 2021 / Accepted: 24 April 2021 / Published: 30 April 2021

The rise of globalization in recent ...

The Role of "Help for the Massai“ in Overcoming Key Issues of the Massai Community

The Role of "Help for the Massai“ in Overcoming Key Issues of the Massai Community

Session: Over decades, the people of Massai have been and are still facing lifehardship, such as scarcity of resources (e.g. water and land), a massive population growth and a plight of women, deep-rooted by their traditions...

Water Stories

Whether you’re experiencing Drought, Flood, or Fire, Extreme Weather, Water Scarcity, or Ecosystem Collapse - this is the place to transform your concerns into actions. ‍We created Water Stories to empower you to revive l...


The Africa Rice Center (AfricaRice) is a pan-African Center of Excellence for rice research, development and capacity building. It contributes to reducing poverty, achieving food and nutrition security and improving liveliho...