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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.   View a list of ECHOcommunity.org features here.

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ECHO Asia Tropical Agriculture & Development (TAD) Course
সোমবার, 24 জুন 2024 » শনিবার, 29 জুন 2024

ECHO Asia Small Farm Resource Center Chiang Mai, Thailand, 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...

ECHO North America: Introduction to Tropical Agriculture Development - July 2024
সোমবার, 8 জুলাই 2024 » শুক্রবার, 12 জুলাই 2024

ECHO North America, United States

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...

การอบรมหลักสูตร การพัฒนาและการทำเกษตรในเขตพื้นที่ร้อนชื้น ECHO Asia Tropical Agriculture & Development Course (TAD) - Thai Language
সোমবার, 19 অগাস্ট 2024 » শনিবার, 24 অগাস্ট 2024

ECHO Asia Small Farm Resource Center, Chiang Mai ศูนย์การเรียนรู้และธนาคารเมล็ดพันธุ์ เอคโค่ เอเชีย อำเภอสันทราย จังหวัดเชียงใหม่ , Thailand ประเทศไทย

  หลักสูตรการอบรมนี้ถูกออกแบบขึ้นเพื่อเป็นประโยชน์ต่อ ผู้ที่ทำงานด้านการพัฒนา มิชชั่นนารี และอาสาสมัคร ที่กำลังมองหาแนวทางในการประยุกต์ใช้ทักษะและเทคนิคด้านการทำการเกษตรที่มีประโยชน์และมีต้นทุนต่ำในการทำงานกับชุมชน ผู้เข้าร่วมอบรมจะได้เรียนรู้และฝึกปฏิบัติเทคนิคการทำการเกษตรที่หลากหลายตลอดการอบรม เรียนรู้ที่จะใช้ประโยชน์จากที่มีตัวเองมีอยู่ให้เกิดประโยชน์สูงสุด หลักสูตรนี้เปรียบเสมือนกับ หลักสูตรการเริ่มต้นสำรวจ ซึ่งผู้เข้าร่วมอบรมจะได้เรียนรู้ภาพรวมของหัวข้อและเทคนิคในการทำการเกษตรต่าง...

ECHO East Africa and Canadian Foodgrains Bank Joint Symposium on Best Practices in Sustainable Agriculture & Appropriate Technologies
মঙ্গলবার, 20 অগাস্ট 2024 » বৃহস্পতিবার, 22 অগাস্ট 2024

Linde Hotel in Mponela/Dowa, Malawi

Greetings!..You are cordially invited to join us in this important meeting for learning and sharing best practices of Sustainable Agriculture and Appropriate Technologies. We will be sharing best practices promoted by different specialists from across the region. It will be an opportunity to network among those working in East and Southern Africa to alleviate poverty, fight against hunger, and improve food security and the overall livelihood of the people we serve. Presenters welcome: W...

ECHO Asia Community Seed Bank Symposium
সোমবার, 2 সেপ্টেমবার 2024 » শুক্রবার, 6 সেপ্টেমবার 2024

ECHO Asia Small Farm Resource Center Chiang Mai, Thailand, Thailand

  Join us as we gather together an inspiring group of current and aspiring managers of Community Seed Banks from across the region. Together we will explore the in's and out's of the diverse Community Seed Bank models in use across ECHO's existing network. Time will be split between classroom time and hands-on activities to gain better understanding of both the theory and practice of operating low-cost, context-appropriate Community Seed Banks. This course is designed for current manag...

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Navigating ECHOcommunity.org

Navigating ECHOcommunity.org

This video is a screen share showing some ways to navigate ECHOcommunity.org to find resources. 

Mango.org

The amazing mango tree (Mangifera Indica) is much more than just a source for mangos—It’s a beautiful, living form that gives back to the planet and to the people who tend it.

There are more than 1,200 cultivated v...

Maturity indices of specific mango varieties produced at medium altitude agro-ecological zone in Kenya

Muiruri, Jacinta & Ambuko, Jane & Nyankanga, Richard & Willis, Owino. (2022). Maturity indices of specific mango varieties produced at medium altitude agro-ecological zone in Kenya. African Journal of Food, Agric...

Determination of Harvest Maturity for Mango (Mangifera indica L.) Fruit by Non-Destructive Criteria

Abu, M. , Olympio, N. and Darko, J. (2021) Determination of Harvest Maturity for Mango (Mangifera indica L.) Fruit by Non-Destructive Criteria. Agricultural Sciences, 12, 1103-1118. doi: 10.4236/as.2021.1210071.

Ha...

Mango Maturity and Ripeness Guide

These charts are intended for use at the retail receiving point in the United States.

You should expect at least 90% of the mangos tested to fall in stage 2 or higher. Experience and good judgment are still your ...

Mango Maturity and Ripeness

Bio-pesticides

Farmers face many challenges and constraints in terms of agricultural inputs. Synthetic pesticides are often difficult for farmers to access or afford and may have low community acceptance. Moreover, knowledge of how to prop...

Bio-fertilizers

Farmers face many challenges and constraints in terms of agricultural inputs. Synthetic fertilizers are often difficult for farmers to access or afford and may have low community acceptance. Moreover, knowledge of how to pro...

Soil Amendments

A soil's chemical, physical, and biological properties dictate how well plants are likely to grow in it. Soils in the tropics are often exposed to intense sun and alternating periods of drought and high rainfall. Tropical so...

Vegetative Propagation: Guidelines on Grafting, Air-Layering and Cuttings

by Lars Schmidt

The Field Manual refers to the three conventional macropropagation methods, viz. propagation by cuttings, air-layering and grafting. Micropropagation/tissue culture, although a way of vegetative/clo...

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