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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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Upcoming events

eWorkshop: Farmer-Managed Natural Regeneration in the community
Wed, 2 September 2020 » Tue, 8 December 2020


COVID-19 recovery that builds back better needs to take into account equipping families and communities to be self-sufficient, meeting their daily needs as much as possible from their immediate environment, no matter what the economic circumstances their country is going through. Farmer-Managed Natural Regeneration (FMNR) is a sustainable land managed technique developed and popularized by the Land 4 Life Award winner Tony Rinaudo. Adoption of FMNR and the changed behaviors that accompany it,...

Webinar: Improving Nutrition Security with Biofortified Crops
Mon, 28 September 2020 » Mon, 28 September 2020


The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the value of biofortified staple crops as a practical, cost-effective way to deliver essential micronutrients to vulnerable rural communities in low- and middle-income countries—especially smallholder farming families who cannot afford or readily access nutritionally diverse diets.  In the wake of income shocks and other COVID-19-related disruptions, many of these families are relying even more on relatively affordable staple crops for sustenance. Biof...

ECHO International Agriculture Conference 2020 - ONLINE
Thu, 19 November 2020 » Thu, 19 November 2020

Online, United States

For twenty-six years, ECHO has brought together networks of like-minded individuals devoted to eradicating hunger and improving lives through agriculture and community development. In its 27th year, in light of constraints due to novel coronavirus, the ECHO International Agriculture Conference will be completely virtual in its presentation of speakers addressing agricultural challenges, personal experiences, and strategies for improving the lives of millions who daily face food insecurity.

Latest Resources

SAWBO - Quality Shea Nuts - Best Practices for Production

SAWBO - Quality Shea Nuts - Best Practices for Production

Shea is an important product for women in the shea belt, which ranges from Senegal in West Africa to Ethiopia in East Africa. However, if the raw shea nuts are not properly processed then the resultant stored nuts and derive...

1 Teaspoon of Soil: What's in there?!

1 Teaspoon of Soil: What's in there?!

Soil is teeming with life! What exactly lives in our soil?

To learn more about soil science, go to our series on Introduction to Soil Science at ECHOcommunity.org: http://edn.link/gkpcg6

Compost versus Soil: What's the difference?

Compost versus Soil: What's the difference?

Composting is the natural process of 'rotting' or decomposition of organic matter by microorganisms under controlled conditions. Raw organic materials such as crop residues, animal wastes, food garbage, some municipal wastes...

How to Collect a Soil Sample (Intro to Soil Science Session 3 Outdoor farm demo)

How to Collect a Soil Sample (Intro to Soil Science Session 3 Outdoor farm demo)

This video is Session 3 part 3 of our ongoing training on "Introduction to Soil Science." This training gives a broad overview and introduction to some basic soil characteristics: phases (solid, liquid, gas), texture, densit...

Elements in the Soil needed for Plant Health (Intro to Soils Session 3 part 2)

Elements in the Soil needed for Plant Health (Intro to Soils Session 3 part 2)

This video is Session 3 part 3 of our ongoing training on "Introduction to Soil Science."

This training gives a broad overview and introduction to some basic soil characteristics: phases (solid, liquid, gas), textu...

Soil Chemical Makeup- Ions, Cations, pH (Intro to Soil Science Session 3 Part 1)

Soil Chemical Makeup- Ions, Cations, pH (Intro to Soil Science Session 3 Part 1)

This video is Session 3 part 3 of our ongoing training on "Introduction to Soil Science." This training gives a broad overview and introduction to some basic soil characteristics: phases (solid, liquid, gas), texture, densit...

Intro to Soil Science Session 2 Slides

Intro to Soil Science Session 2 Slides

This training gives a broad overview and introduction to some basic soil characteristics: phases (solid, liquid, gas), texture, density, st...

Soil Density, Structure & Salinity (Intro to Soil Science Session 2 part 2 with field demo)

Soil Density, Structure & Salinity (Intro to Soil Science Session 2 part 2 with field demo)

This video is Session 2 part 2 of our ongoing training on "Introduction to Soil Science." This training gives a broad overview and introduction to some basic soil characteristics: phases (solid, liquid, gas), texture, densit...

Soil Density (Intro to Soil Science Session 2 Part 1)

Soil Density (Intro to Soil Science Session 2 Part 1)

This video is Session 2 part 1 of our ongoing training on "Introduction to Soil Science." This training gives a broad overview and introduction to some basic soil characteristics: phases (solid, liquid, gas), texture, densit...

Soil Profile at ECHO Asia Farm (Intro to Soil Science Session 1 Outdoor demo)

Soil Profile at ECHO Asia Farm (Intro to Soil Science Session 1 Outdoor demo)

This video is the outdoor demonstration of our 1/2 day training on "Introduction to Soil Science." This training gives a broad overview and introduction to some basic soil characteristics: phases (solid, liquid, gas), textur...