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  1. In 2014 Rod Sebastian biked around the country of Burundi in Africa. As part of his gear he carried two "thumb drives" that he had received during training at ECHO. When Rod shared the ECHO resources on those drives with an agricultural development worker, it started a relationship that he...
  2. This video overviews 5 tropical forages that are suitable to feed to rabbits: Mulberry -Morusspp. Tick Trefoil -Desmodium rensonii Napier/Elephant/Uganda grass -Pennisetum purpureum Red Mombin -Spondias purpurea Mexican Sunflower -Tithonia diversifolia
  3. 1/01/1989 The intent of this book is to create better vegetable gardening practices, not only in Haiti but in other places with hot climates. It is our belief that home gardening is the most neglected art in today's society, and by far, it has the greatest economic and environmental impact of any practice....
  4. This video is Session 3 part 3 of our ongoing training on "Introduction to Soil Science." This training gives a broad overview and introduction to some basic soil characteristics: phases (solid, liquid, gas), texture, density, structure, reaction (pH), plant-water relationships, organic matter,...
  5. This article is from ECHO Asia Note #5 Communicating technical information among different language groups is challenging. For example, despite being familiar with the scientific, English and Tagalog common names for eggplant, how might an Asian development worker know what the Indonesians call...
  6. 20/01/2011 When the word ‘chia’ is mentioned, it may bring to mind—especially among North Americans—the “chia pets” that are sold as a novelty item.But chia (Salvia hispanica L) has a long history as a food crop, both for humans and animals, and is being “rediscovered” for its nutritional value and health...
  7. 20/10/2009 As a member of our network, you have an opportunity to beeyes and ears for ECHO! One of ECHO’s unique strengths is the ability to learn from individuals in our network and then in turn share with our broader network. We often ask for permission to quote from an e-mail or letter, either in the...
  8. 1/09/1984 Next to food, firewood is the most scarce item in developing countries. More than one third of the world is dependent upon firewood to supply their energy needs and ninety percent of the people in the poorest countries depend upon it as their chief source of fuel. What better way is there to...
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  10. 20/03/2000 Potatoes do produce seeds, so to help distinguish these from "seed potatoes" the seeds are called "true potato seeds" (TPS). It takes only 160 grams of TPS to seed one hectare (2.3 ounces/acre) and half that amount if seeds are used for transplants. That compares with over 2,000 pounds/acre of...