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Meet two keynote speakers for ECHO's 29th annual International Agricultural Conference 2022-08-09

Joyce Njoro 

Joyce Njoro serves on the Nutrition and Social Inclusion team at the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD). She leads the organization in agriculture-nutrition linkages and rural development investments, targeting smallholder farming families. Joyce has extensive experience in government policy and the intersection of education, agriculture, and healthcare.  

Jack Shoemaker

Dr. Jack Shoemaker grew up in Bolivia alongside indigenous people groups as his parents were Bible translators. He has worked with Amazonian peoples and Sudanese families through community development and teacher training. Jack uses his experience and passion for Linguistics and Anthropology to teach at Dallas International University focusing on balancing cultural systems with Biblical exegesis.  

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Upcoming events

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...

Community Development Education Course
Mon, 12 September 2022 » Fri, 16 September 2022

ECHO Asia Small Farm Resource Center, Thailand

  This ECHO Asia CDE training workshop is designed to help community development workers improve the adoption rate of new technologies among smallholder farmers. The principles and practices are taken from standard CHE (Community Health Evangelism) training and applied to this specific focus.    We will discover how core values enhance the process of adoption. We will explore how adults learn through the use of a key facilitated teaching style that peaks interest, engagement as w...

ECHO West Africa Forum on Sustainable Agriculture
Tue, 27 September 2022 » Thu, 29 September 2022

Pacific Hôtel, Burkina Faso

This meeting will emphasize the methods of soil organic fertilization, the use of pesticides and organic fertilizers, as well as organic conservation methods. It is a framework for meeting and sharing between agriculture practitioners, technicians, small farmers, NGOs, etc.

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...

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What Is The Difference Between A Sweetpotato And A Yam?

That sweet, orange-colored root vegetable that you love so dearly is actually a sweetpotato. Yes, all so-called “yams” are in fact sweetpotatoes. Most people think that long, red-skinned sweetpotatoes are yams, but they real...

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Livestock Emergency Guidelines and Standards ( LEGS ) Handbook

LEGS is underpinned by a livelihoods approach and is based on three livelihoods objectives:

Providing immediate benefits to crisis-affected communities Protecting the livestock-related assets of crisis-affected c...

Bottling of Biogas-A Renewable Approach

Srivastava, Shobhit & Kumar, Sunil & Sharma, Kapil. (2016). BOTTLING OF BIOGAS-A RENEWABLE APPROACH. 1. 

Abstract : Energy is essential for human development. Energy is the key input for socioeconomic devel...

Seaweed Fertilizer Prepared by EM-Fermentation Increases Abundance of Beneficial Soil Microbiome in Paddy (Oryza sativa L.) during Vegetative Stage

Citation: Prasedya, E.S.; Kurniawan, N.S.H.; Kirana, I.A.P.; Ardiana, N.; Abidin, A.S.; Ilhami, B.T.K.; Jupri, A.; Widyastuti, S.; Sunarpi, H.; Nikmatullah, A. Seaweed Fertilizer Prepared by EM-Fermentation Increases Abund...

Effect of Seaweed Liquid Fertilizer on Plant Growth of Capsicum annum

Jayasinghe PS, Pahalawattaarachchi V, Ranaweera KKDS. Effect of Seaweed Liquid Fertilizer on Plant Growth of Capsicum annum. Discovery, 2016, 52(244), 723-734

Seaweed contains all the trace elements and growth hor...

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La Transformation des Produits Agricoles: Atelier de Formation des Animateurs

Les fruits et les produits maraîchers abondent dans certaines zones et connaissent des moments de mévente occasionnant beaucoup de pertes économiques pour les producteurs.

Les thémes de ces quelques fiches techniqu...

Manuel de référence du promoteur de groupe

Dans le présent manuel de référence, nous avons voulu montrer en quoi les promoteurs de groupe peuvent aider hommes et femmes, dans les communautés rurales, à s'unir et à travailler ensemble pour améliorer leur revenu et leu...

Agriculture urbaine en Afrique de l'Ouest: une contribution {grave}a la s{acute}ecurit{acute}e alimentaire et {grave}a l'assainissement des villes

Cet ouvrage montre comment cet ensemble de réseaux a favorisé la création de nœuds régionaux en Amérique latine, en Afrique et en Asie du Sud. À la différence de son équivalent latino-américain, le nœud africain n'a pas de s...

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