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Bundle and Save! Tropical Agriculture Development Courses discounted when you register for both! 2023-05-29

We are excited to announce that ECHO Florida will be hosting a Tropical Agriculture Development Course in September titled Agroecosystems for Smallholder Resilience. This upper-level course is meant for those who are more advanced in their knowledge of tropical agriculture and development. Participants will take a deep dive into content and hands-on management of specific systems on the ECHO Global Demonstration and Research farm. The main systems covered include Conservation Agriculture, Sloping Agricultural Land Technology, Agroforestry, and the System of Rice Intensification. 

Two-course cost: $1200 (savings up to $390!)

Until slots are full, ECHO is offering a special discounted rate for those who register for both courses at the same time! That's two information-packed weeks on the ECHO farm learning from experienced ECHO staff and interacting with a multitude of tropical crops, systems, and animals. 

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Upcoming events

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...

Introduction to Tropical Agriculture Development - July 2023
Mon, 10 July 2023 » Fri, 14 July 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...

1st ECHO East Africa Symposium on Appropriate Technology Innovations and Renewable Energy 9 – 11 August, 2023 | Arusha, Tanzania
Wed, 9 August 2023 » Fri, 11 August 2023

Arusha, Tanzania

Greetings! You are invited to join us for the  1st ECHO East Africa Symposium on Appropriate Technology Innovations and Renewable Energy. We hope that you will make time to gather with us at this very important sharing opportunity among professionals and practitioners from the public and private sector especially development NGOs. It will be a valuable time of learning, information sharing and networking for those working and serving in the East Africa Region. Note: If you or your...

Agroecosystems for Smallholder Resilience
Mon, 11 September 2023 » Fri, 15 September 2023

ECHO Global Farm, USA

What is offered: This course is a deeper dive into sustainable agriculture options for smallholder farmers in the tropics. We will be taking a big-picture view as we look at agroecosystems as a whole. We will then dive deeper into systems function and design as we discuss the following four types of tropical agroecosystems: Conservation Agriculture Sloping Agricultural Land Technology Agroforestry System of Rice Intensification Course participants will get hands-on experie...

ECHO Asia Agriculture & Community Development Conference 2023
Mon, 16 October 2023 » Fri, 20 October 2023

Holiday Garden Hotel and Resort and The ECHO Asia Impact Center Farm and Seed Bank, Thailand

How can we help small scale farming initiatives thrive in Asia? We can provide low-cost, innovative options that allow people to grow both their crops and their knowledge, expand their operations, and thrive! Join us October 17-20 for 4-days of networking and opportunities to share ideas, technologies appropriate for small scale farmers, and lots of practical demonstrations at the ECHO Asia Seed Bank & Small Farm Resource Center! In addition to morning plenary speakers, we will cond...

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