学校花园项目为难民学生带来希望 2016-02-09


通过他们的导师Lisa Munson,学生们向槟城的一所难民学校提供支持,与其分享水栽培工具包,以此作为帮助那里学生的一种途径。学生们还分享他们从实践探索中学到的有关可持续园艺的知识。

Garden at Dalat International School难民学校的大部分植物长势良好,学生们被分配照料植物的任务,这对他们是一个积极的机会。然而,由于围绕难民处境的问题,所有植物都必须在上锁的门后生长;如果植物种在外面,就有可能被盗。室内条件已经导致一些植物死亡,但是辣木、罗勒和菠菜依旧长势不错。







ECHO Asia Seed Saving & Banking Workshop
Mon, 30 March 2020 » Wed, 1 April 2020

ECHO Asia Small Farm Resource Center & Seed Bank, Thailand

UPDATE AS OF 11 March: Due to the on-going travel restrictions from the COVID-19 Coronavirus, we have decided to postpone this event. We are sorry to anyone who has made plans to attend.  Please check back soon as we plan to reschedule this training.    Come join us on March 30- April 1st (3 days, 2 nights) at the ECHO Asia Small Farm Resource Center in Chiang Mai, Thailand for a three-day training focusing on seed saving & banking! Topics include: ECHO Asia Small Far...

ECHO Nigeria Sustainable Agriculture Forum Jos Networking Forum
Mon, 4 May 2020 » Fri, 8 May 2020

Calvary Ministries (CAPRO) Conference Hall, Nigeria

This ECHO Forum is geared toward enabling learning, sharing and networking related to alleviating hunger and poverty by those persons serving Africa's poor.

Amaranth Institute Meeting 2020
Tue, 12 May 2020 » Fri, 15 May 2020

Tennessee State University, USA

The Amaranth Institute (AI) has been working to bring together individuals with a professional interest in amaranth for over 30 years. Periodically, the Amaranth Institute brings together researchers and practitioners from around the world to share knowledge and build networks for the continued promotion of the crop. We would be honored to have your presence in Nashville Tennessee between May 12 to 15th to present your work and recent findings.

Small Scale Fish Culture Workshop: Fish Farming for Food & Profit
Tue, 23 June 2020 » Thu, 25 June 2020

ECHO Asia Small Farm Resource Center & Seed Bank, Thailand

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.  


Papaya Leaf Tea as a Malaria Prophylactic?

ECHO does NOT recommend that anyone stop taking their antimalarial medicine in order to try this treatment. The only evidence for the effectiveness of papaya leaf tea in the prevention of malaria is anecdotal. No studies hav...

Composting Toilets

A composting toilet is any system that converts human waste into compost through the natural breakdown of organic matter.  The photo above shows a composting toilet from the late 1800’s.  Composting toilets provide a sanitar...

TN #48 Acid Soils of the Tropics

Acidification of soil is a natural process with major ramifications on plant growth. As soils become more acid, particularly when the pH drops below 4.5, it becomes increasingly difficult to produce food crops. As soil pH de...

TN #49 Rope Maker

Rope can be made from cord or string or even discarded plastic bags using a simple spindle to twist the materials together. 

Cite this article as:

Forst, C. and L. Stoll 2003. Rope Maker. ECHO Technical Note no....

Statistical Analysis of Simple Agricultural Experiments

Use of a new crop variety or production technique may dramatically increase food production in a given area. Alternatively, an innovation successful in North America may utterly fail in the tropics. The goal of “adaptive res...

TN #51 Moringa Leaf Powder

The leaves of the Moringa oleifera tree are very nutritious. They can be consumed fresh, cooked or dried. Since dried Moringa leaves retain their nutrient content, it is possible to convert them into leaf powder. When there ...

TN #53 Chaya

Dr. Martin Price, co-founder of ECHO and former head of ECHO’s Agricultural Resources Department, has said, “I would consider chaya to be one of the five most important underutilized food plants ECHO distributes. I give it t...

TN #54 Preparing for Agricultural Missions


There are two parts to this document; part 1 provides a brief description of the things a college student should consider as he/she chooses opportunities for learning and part 2 lists organizations that provide s...

TN #57 An Introduction To Soil Fertility

All plants need certain mineral elements for proper growth, development, and maintenance. The basic structure of all organisms is built of carbon (C), oxygen (O) and hydrogen (H). Plants obtain these elements from water (H2O...

TN #58 Tropical Rabbit Production

Rabbits are animals for folks that like to eat meat and want to raise it quickly. Rabbits reproduce quickly; up to eight bunnies every three months. A young rabbit can weigh four pounds in three months -- bigger than a broil...