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Upcoming events

ECHO Asia Biochar Academy (in partnership with the International Biochar Initiative IBI)
Mon, 6 May 2024 » Fri, 10 May 2024

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

  IBI’s Biochar Academy is an immersive in-person, multi-day, hands-on workforce development course designed to equip emerging and future biochar professionals with the knowledge and tools necessary to become effective biochar advocates, educators, and practitioners.    Link to Event Page: https://biochar-international.org/event/ibi-biochar-academy-thailand/   PARTICIPANTS WILL: Hear from biochar experts to gain insight into the current and future state of biochar ...

ECHO Asia Tropical Agriculture & Development (TAD) Course
Mon, 24 June 2024 » Sat, 29 June 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
Mon, 8 July 2024 » Fri, 12 July 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
Mon, 19 August 2024 » Sat, 24 August 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...

The 31st Annual ECHO® International Agriculture Conference 
Tue, 12 November 2024 » Thu, 14 November 2024

ECHO Global Farm and Crowne Plaza Fort Myers Gulf Coast Hotel, Ft. Myers, USA  , USA

SAVE THE DATE Plenary speakers, breakout sessions, and workshops will provide opportunities for learning with others devoted to eradicating hunger and improving lives through agriculture, clean water, and community development.  Speakers share their agricultural challenges and successes, personal experiences, and transferrable principles for daily improving the lives of millions facing food insecurity. The highlight is networking with like-minded practitioners, researchers, and educators. ...

Latest Resources

Mobile App Plant Records Tutorial

Learn to create a plant record and keep track of crop information throughout the growing cycle.

Jute Mallow ‘Thai‘

Jute mallow (Corchorus olitorius) is used for fiber but is also an edible annual leafy green. The ‘Thai’ variety is shorter, has more branching, and has more tender, smaller leaves compared to varieties used primarily for fi...

Options for Snail Control

ECHO’s agricultural staff often receive questions about ways to control snails naturally. This article shares some practical, low-resource options for control from OISAT and two ECHO Network Members.

Harvesting and Drying Considerations for Quality Moringa Leaf Powder

The ability to store moringa powder allows people to benefit from moringa during times such as the dry season when moringa trees are less productive.  This article expands on an earlier ECHO publication (Doerr and Cameron, 2...

North America

The mission and purpose of ECHO North America Regional Impact Center (North America RIC) is to equip small-scale farmers, missionaries, and development workers worldwide to combat hunger, malnutrition, and poverty. Here at E...

Book Search for the ECHO Florida Dugger Living Library

The Dick Dugger Living Library on the ECHO North America RIC campus is a collection of books supporting the mission of ECHO.  We encourage those visiting ECHO in Florida to search out helpful information contained in the lib...

Leaf Cutter Ant

Millets Recipe Book

FAO. 2023. Millets recipe book - International Year of Millets 2023. Rome. https://doi.org/10.4060/cc8019en

Dietary patterns hold profound implications for our health and well-being and that of our planet. In this ...

Veterinary Vaccines

For centuries, vaccinating animals has been the most cost‐ effective and sustainable measure to prevent and control infectious emerging and reemerging diseases. A prominent example of the merit of vaccination practices in el...

Bloom Books

Bloom makes it easy to create simple books and translate them into multiple languages. It also has an online crowd-sourced library of books that you can download and translate.

Bloom Videos explain the why and how ...