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Upcoming events

Introduction to Tropical Agriculture Development - January 2024
Mon, 8 January 2024 » Fri, 12 January 2024

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 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...

Faith and Farming: A LEAD Community of Practice Training Event
Mon, 5 February 2024 » Fri, 9 February 2024

ECHO Asia Small Farm Resource Center, Chiang Mai, Thailand

  Faith and Farming is a scripture engagement initiative, connecting the Bible with everyday farmers experiences. It has two goals, to help those working on the land to: 1) engage with all of the Bible in the language that they use as they work on their farms or with their animals, and 2) make a connection between their faith in God and their day to day work, so that their whole life is impacted and reflects God’s greatness in everything they do and say. To do this, the Faith an...

ECHO Asia Tropical Agriculture & Development (TAD) Course
Mon, 19 February 2024 » Sat, 24 February 2024

ECHO Asia Small Farm Resource Center, Chiang Mai, 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 East Africa and Tearfund Joint Symposium on "Best Practices in Sustainable Agriculture and Appropriate Technologies"
Tue, 20 February 2024 » Thu, 22 February 2024

Juba Regency Hotel, South Sudan

Greetings! .. You are cordially invited to join for our First ECHO East Africa and Tearfund Joint Symposium on " Best Practices in Sustainable Agriculture and Appropriate Technology" from the 20th through 22nd February, 2024 in Juba, South Sudan. We hope that you will gather with us in this important event as we will be sharing best practices promoted by different actors across the region. It will be an opportunity for networking for those working in East Africa to alleviate poverty, fight ag...

Syntropic Agroforestry - Tropical Agriculture Development II
Tue, 9 April 2024 » Fri, 12 April 2024

ECHO Global Farm, United States

Introduction to Syntropic Agriculture This is an interactive 4-day agroforestry training session.  Learn how to cultivate abundant food and timber in a system that mimics a natural forest.  Syntropic farming is a method inspired by Ernst Götsch. This course will cover the principles and practices needed for a beginner to plant his/her own agroforest.  Basic design and management skills will also be taught.  An attendee can expect to return home with enough knowledge to produce a couple ...

Latest Resources

Natural Farming Through a Wide Angle Lens: True Cost Accounting Study of Community-Managed Natural Farming in Andhra Pradesh, India

This study compared the impacts of APCNF with three other farming systems in Andhra Pradesh: chemical farming in the Godavari delta region, rainfed farming in the semi-arid region, and low-input tribal farming in the mountai...

Andhra Pradesh Community managed Natural Farming - APCNF

Andhra Pradesh Community managed Natural Farming (APCNF) - Re-thinking food systems

The Natural Farming scenario presented in AgroEco2050 is grounded in practicality, as it does not rely on untested, hypothetical technological leaps. Instead, it prioritizes strategies that offer clear benefits and are built...

Andhra Pradesh Community managed Natural Farming (APCNF) - Package of Practices

A Sustainable Development Goals-oriented society based on higher income equality, moderate urbanization, diversified and chemical-free food production serving first local markets and local needs including environmental servi...

FAO/INFOODS International food composition table/database directory

The DIRECTORY was first compiled in September 1988. It is updated regularly, as we become aware of new publications. Most of the tables are not held by the INFOODS Secretariat, and many are out of print. However, numbers of ...

The FAO food composition initiative

Over the past few years, a number of events and influences have re-emphasized the importance of food composition work. The December 1992 International Conference on Nutrition (ICN) called for increased attention to improved ...

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Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands and Beyonds ( Vol 2) Water harvesting earthworks

2 Copies

Turn water scarcity into water abundance! Earthworks are one of the easiest, least expensive, and most effective ways of passively harvesting and conserving multiple sources of water in the soil. Associat...