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Agforestry Design Tool (TM)

Reviewed by Timothy Watkins

The Permanent Agriculture Resources and Forest Agriculture Research Management Center, led by Craig Elevitch, recently released their Agroforestry Design Tool™ for Beta testing and held a serie...

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If you enjoy reading ECHO Development Notes, consider also signing up to receive ECHO Asia Notes. Issues are published quarterly and content remains relevant beyond the Asia Region. You will find technical articles, research...

Apios americana

Apios americana is a climbing, perennial vine and a member of the legume (Fabaceae) family. Common names for this crop include apios, ground nut, wild bean, bog potato, wild potato, Virginia potato, Indian potato, and wild b...

Insect Pest Management

Part 2 of 4 in a series about Integrated Pest Management (IPM) 

Insect pests affect all forms of agricultural production, from densely planted field crops to high-value nursery plants to grains in storage. A pest m...

Managing aphids in beans and vegetables - video

AccessAgriculture Training Video

You can easily control aphids by using some organic practices, such as sprinkling ash, spraying a neem solution or planting trap crops.


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Good handling of tomatoes - video

AccessAgriculture Training Video

As soon as you pick your tomatoes their quality can only ever decrease. The best you can do is to slow down the reduction of quality, by following some practices which reduce damage...

Staggering production of tomatoes - video

AccessAgriculture Training Video

If you are growing tomatoes you need to make sure that you don’t just grow when everyone else is, or you will probably suffer from very low prices. Working in a group and staggering...

Making a cooling chamber for tomatoes

AccessAgricuture Training Video

When you pick your tomatoes, if you want to keep them longer, you have to find a way of reducing the temperature. As availability of electricity at village level can be a problem, wa...

Taking care of okra - video

AccessAgriculture Training Video

Too much drought can slow down growth and cause young fruits to fall. Water your okra regularly to avoid slowing down its growth. Get rid of weeds. Nourish okra crops by periodicall...

Making a good okra seeding - video

AccessAgriculture Training Video

In Benin, producers show us how to plant okra properly. Put no more than 2 to 3 seeds in each hole and plant at proper spacing to let in air and allow the plants to develop well.