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Upcoming events

Agroforestry: Designing for Impact
Mon, 15 July 2019 » Fri, 19 July 2019

ECHO Global Research and Demonstration Farm, USA

Agroforestry is the agricultural practice of combining the management of annual crops and/or animals with trees. Agroforestry systems, largely composed of perennial crops, offer the resilience needed to address extreme climatic issues such as drought and torrential rain, along with social and economic factors that influence agricultural production of small-scale farmers.   This five-day course will introduce students to key agroforestry concepts, allow them to see the various agroforestry ...

Student Organic Seed Symposium
Thu, 22 August 2019 » Sun, 25 August 2019


WHAT IS SOSS? An annual gathering of graduate students, researchers, farmers, and seed industry professionals working in organic seed systems. The major annual event of the Society of Organic Seed Professionals (SOSP), the parent organization that has grown out of the SOSS network. SOSP is fiscally sponsored by Organic Seed Alliance, a 501(c)3 organization.

Konferans Agrikòl Nò 2019
Mon, 26 August 2019 » Fri, 30 August 2019

Gros-Morne, Haiti

N’ap envite w’ vin patisipe nan yon konferans kap fèt pou ranfòse koneksyon ki egziste pami sila yo k’ap travay nan sektè agrikilti nan peyi Ayiti epi pou nou ka pase tan ap aprann nan men youn lòt. Konferans lan pral fèt 26-30 out, 2019 nan lokal Gwomòn, Latibonit, Ayiti. Konferans sa a va byen ekipe pou ankouraje diferan delege ak konferansye yo konekte ansanm epi pou yo aprann apati de siksè ak erè youn lòt. Sijè prensipal yo pou ane sa a gen ladan: Ekoloji Agroforezi P...

Small-scale seed production and utilization
Mon, 16 September 2019 » Fri, 20 September 2019

ECHO Global Farm, USA

ECHO offers over 350 varieties in its Florida seed bank requiring diverse approaches to growing, processing, and storing seeds. This five-day course will begin in ECHO’s seed production plots to help participants better understand how crops are managed and harvested. Techniques related to both wet and dry processing of seeds will be practiced, as well as, essential tasks such as germination testing. Long-term seed storage approaches including vacuum sealing and cold storage will be explored, ...

GFRAS Annual Meeting Jaimaica 2019
Mon, 30 September 2019 » Fri, 4 October 2019

Royalton Negril (Jamaica), Jamaica

The 10th GFRAS Annual Meeting, whose topic is "Role of RAS in Climate Change & Disaster Risk Management" will take place at Royalton Negril, Jamaica between 30 September and 4 October 2019. Side Events are planned to take place on September 30th, the main meeting between October 1-3, and a General Assembly on October 4th. GFRAS Steering Committee/Board meeting is scheduled to take place between 5 and 7 October. The Annual Meeting is co-organized by the Caribbean Agricultural Extension Pro...

Latest Resources

Cooling for All - Cooling Solutions for Buildings

A variety of solutions have entered the market in recent years, which provide low-income households and workshops or small factories with a simple cooling solution that can be installed in a wall or window, basically providi...

Performance Evaluation of an Eco-Cooler analysed by varying the Physical and flow Parameters

Abstract, IOP Publishing, 2018

With the overall temperature rise across the globe and the sweltering heat these summers, one can safely assume that households will see a furious shoot-up in their electricity bills ...

Horticultural Myths - Washington State University

Short summaries dealing with myths pertaining to horticultural practices :

Fertilizers How Plants Work Maintaining Trees and Shrubs Mulches Pesticides (including Compost Tea) Planting Techniques Scienti...

Le système de riziculture intensive (SRI)

Figure 1. Jean Apedoh, spécialiste en SRI

C'est lors du premier forum de ECHO, tenu à Ouagadougou en 2010, que l'ingénieur agronome togolais Jean Apedoh a suivi le module sur le système de riziculture inten...

USDA - SARE - Cover Crop Economics

Ed : While not dealing specifically with tropical crops, some of the management situations discussed can be adapted for consideration in other contexts.

Farmers around the country (US) are planting cover crops on m...

Behind the Leaf Coffee

Behind the Leaf Coffee exists to give opportunity to the Pa-O people of Myanmar through agricultural education and fair wage. We teach coffee management to independent coffee farmers with anything from one to one hundred tre...

Weed Science: Principles and Applications

Weeds are the pioneer plants of disturbed soils and can adversely affect the use, economic value, and aesthetic aspect of the lands and waters they infest. Knowledge of the major mechanisms of weed survival is essential for ...

IFT Microbiome, Diet and Health

What is microbiome?  The human microbiome is the full complement of microbes, their genes and genomes in or on the human body.  Microbiome research is considered an emerging science and some progress has been made in underst...

Institute of Food Technologists

Since 1939, IFT has been advancing the science of food and its application across the global food system by creating a dynamic forum where individuals from more than 90 countries can collaborate, learn, and grow, transformin...

Intestinal parasitic infection alters bacterial gut microbiota in children

Abstract, PeerJ, 2019

The study of the burden that parasites can exert upon the bacterial gut microbiota was restricted by the available technologies and their costs. Currently, next-generation sequencing coupled w...

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