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Upcoming events

ECHO West Africa Togo National Workshop
Tue, 14 January 2020 » Thu, 16 January 2020

Centre Latekana, Togo

Participation fee: 20 000 FCFA Topics to be addressed:  The major challenges of agriculture in Togo, what solutions? Compost manufacturing technique in 21 days (theory and practice); The FFF (Foundations for Farming)(Theory and practice); The SRI  How to prepare your organic liquid fertilizer in 14 days (theory and practice); Post-harvest losses

Introduction to Tropical Agriculture Development- January 2020
Mon, 20 January 2020 » Fri, 24 January 2020

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 be centered 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...

Introduction to Tropical Agriculture Development- June 2020
Mon, 1 June 2020 » Fri, 5 June 2020

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 be centered 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...

Small-scale Livestock Management - July 2020
Mon, 27 July 2020 » Fri, 31 July 2020

ECHO Global Farm, USA

Learn about small-scale management of livestock in the tropics during this one week course. ECHO's global farm manages cattle, goats, sheep, pigs, fowl, and rabbits. Learn how to integrate and manage these animals into a tropical farming system.

Introduction to Tropical Agriculture Development- September 2020
Mon, 14 September 2020 » Fri, 18 September 2020

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 be centered 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...

Latest Resources

Horse Gram

Horse gram is a dense, low-growing, nitrogen-fixing, annual crop grown for forage and human consumption. It is usually sown as an intercrop but can also be used as a green manure or cover crop.  It will tolerate drought cond...

ECHO Gives a Hand to Russia

ECHO is still waiting for someone to give a serious try to the inexpensive rooftop gardening techniques we have developed (EDN 30). The rest of the world needs a successful model to be convinced of the potential. So we decid...

Latin America / Caribbean

Producing & Marketing Value-added Farm Products Part 2

Producing & Marketing Value-added Farm Products Part 2

Part 2

Economical Livestock Feed Options Part 2

Economical Livestock Feed Options Part 2

Part 2. This workshop will shed light on ECHO's newest publication "Animal Integration & Feeding Strategies for the Tropical Smallholder Farm." Mr. Keith Mikkelson is the author of this book borne out of a compilation of...

Economical Livestock Feed Options

Economical Livestock Feed Options

This workshop will shed light on ECHO's newest publication "Animal Integration & Feeding Strategies for the Tropical Smallholder Farm." Mr. Keith Mikkelson is the author of this book borne out of a compilation of 5 ECHO ...

Homestead Cheese Making - on farm value added processing

Homestead Cheese Making - on farm value added processing

Get an overview of the steps in making cheese with and without cultures while watching a hands on production process.

Narcy is a cofounder of Aloha House Inc. - a non-profit non-stock operating an orphanage on an o...

The Natural Farming Concept: A New Economical Waste Management System for Small Family Swine Farms in Hawai‘i

Inoculated Deep Litter System, or IDLS, is a relatively new best management practice (BMP) that addresses the manure treatment process for swine confinement-rearing operations. This differs from previous deep litter systems ...

Vetiver in Rarotonga, Cook Islands

Rarotonga, Cook Islands is the site of a number of large-scale transformative infrastructure projects, including water supply, roading, drainage, and wastewater management. How we approach these projects will have a long-ter...

Vietnam Vetiver Network

Vietnam Vetiver Network _ VNVN is a for – purpose organization, established since 1999 by Mr Ken Crismier. From 2001 to 2011, this position was handed over by Dr. Pham Hong Duc Phuoc (Nong Lam University) and Dr. Tran Tan Va...