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Upcoming events

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...

ECHO East Africa and Canadian Foodgrains Bank Joint Symposium on Best Practices in Sustainable Agriculture & Appropriate Technologies
Tue, 20 August 2024 » Thu, 22 August 2024

Linde Hotel in Mponela/Dowa, Malawi

Greetings!..You are cordially invited to join us in this important meeting for learning and sharing best practices of Sustainable Agriculture and Appropriate Technologies. We will be sharing best practices promoted by different specialists from across the region. It will be an opportunity to network among those working in East and Southern Africa to alleviate poverty, fight against hunger, and improve food security and the overall livelihood of the people we serve. Presenters welcome: W...

Seed Savers Network Kenya - Seed Boot Camp
Mon, 26 August 2024 » Sat, 31 August 2024

Seed Savers Learning, Kenya

The goal of this event is to provide inspirational experiences from practitioners on community managed seed systems. The objectives of this event are:  To empower learners with knowledge, skills, and attitude on seed security assessment within farming communities.  To empower learners with knowledge, skills, and attitude on community seed banking and traditional seed preservation. To equip learners with knowledge, skills, and attiude on farmer-led documentation and characteri...

ECHO Asia Community Seed Bank Symposium
Mon, 2 September 2024 » Fri, 6 September 2024

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

  Join us as we gather together an inspiring group of current and aspiring managers of Community Seed Banks from across the region. Together we will explore the in's and out's of the diverse Community Seed Bank models in use across ECHO's existing network. Time will be split between classroom time and hands-on activities to gain better understanding of both the theory and practice of operating low-cost, context-appropriate Community Seed Banks. This course is designed for current manag...

ECHO North America: TAD II: Food Forests, Garden Design and Planning
Mon, 16 September 2024 » Fri, 20 September 2024

ECHO North America, United States

This is a five day, hands-on course that will focus on food forests and garden design. By taking this course you will learn how to design and start a food forest in your own backyard. Participants will walk through the design process with professional designers, starting from setting goals, surveying the piece of land, building a base map, considering earthworks, and creatively designing around constraints. Attendees will be able to see and apply these principles to a small garden or a lar...

Latest Resources

Velvet Bean - Mucuna pruriens

Velvet bean is a vigorous, nitrogen-fixing, bushy or vining, annual plant. The vines will climb anything available and can reach 10 m or more in length. Velvet bean is somewhat drought tolerant and is an excellent green manu...


Dracaena cochinchinensis

Cite as: Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern. tropical.theferns.info. 2024-07-15. <tropical.theferns.info/viewtropical.php?id=Rhapis+excelsa>

Dracaena cochinchinensis is an evergreen, multi-branched, tree-like...

Morus hybr. 'Tice'

This is an old delicious Florida variety that originated in Ft. Myers Florida in a place called Tice. It has the largest leaves of any I have seen and is one of the most beautiful shade trees. It has long out reaching branch...

Growing Mulberry

"Of all fruits cultivated in America, I think that none have so meagre a literature as the mulberries."

L.H. Bailey, Cornell University Agriculture Experiment Station, 1892

I am assuming you stumbled upon th...

PFAF - Terminalia ivorensis - A.Chev.

Terminalia ivorensis, otherwise known as Black Afara, Ivory Coast Almond, Idigbo, Framire, and Emire, is a large deciduous tree commonly found in Western Africa and is threatened by habitat loss due to poor regeneration and ...

PFAF - Plants for a Future

Rhapis excelsa

Cite as: Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern. tropical.theferns.info. 2024-07-15. <tropical.theferns.info/viewtropical.php?id=Rhapis+excelsa>

Quercus laurifolia

Wunderlin, R. P., B. F. Hansen, A. R. Franck, and F. B. Essig. 2024. Atlas of Florida Plants (http://florida.plantatlas.usf.edu/). [S. M. Landry and K. N. Campbell (application development), USF Water Institute.] Institute f...

Parker Giant Bamboo

From Bamboos of Thailand, Native and Introduced Species (Poaceae: Bambusoideae) — An Annotated Compilation, by D. Ohrnberger (Khun Dieter – คุณดีเท่อร์)