May 2020


ECHO Nigeria Sustainable Agriculture Forum Jos Networking Forum

May 04, 2020 07:00 - May 08, 2020 17:00

Calvary Ministries (CAPRO) Conference Hall, Nigeria
Presented By: ECHO West Africa

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

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Amaranth Institute Meeting 2020

May 12, 2020 00:00 - May 15, 2020 00:00

Tennessee State University, USA
Presented By: Amaranth Institute (AI)

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.

June 2020


[CANCELED] Introduction to Tropical Agriculture Development- June 2020

June 01, 2020 14:01 - June 05, 2020 14:01

ECHO Global Farm, USA
Presented By: ECHO

 

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 be centered 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 healthy and productive soil as well as improved water management and crop production (e.g., annuals and perennials).   The vital role of livestock and appropriate technology is also incorporated into the course.   During the week, activities will include presentations, farm-based practicums, consultations with ECHO staff and opportunities for research in the ECHO Resource Library. 

Who the course is for:

This course will especially benefit those who are considering short- or long-term involvement in international agricultural development work. It can also be of benefit to those who have been on the field doing development work for a few years but who would like to take a step back and re-evaluate their approach. Those who could benefit from this course include short-term or career missionaries, international project volunteers (e.g. Peace Corps), leaders of relief-oriented organizations, or missions committee leaders of churches involved in agricultural projects overseas. 

What is offered:

This course covers a broad range of topics relevant to those starting out in agricultural development in a tropical environment.  The purpose of this class is to expose you to several different ideas and concepts.  Although a significant amount of time will be spent looking at examples on the ECHO Farm, given the breadth of topics covered, extensive hands-on farm work should not be an expectation of taking this course.

Registration CLOSED

Small Scale Fish Culture Workshop: Fish Farming for Food & Profit

June 23, 2020 08:00 - June 25, 2020 17:00

ECHO Asia Small Farm Resource Center & Seed Bank, Thailand

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July 2020


Small-scale Livestock Management - July 2020

July 27, 2020 08:00 - July 31, 2020 16:30

ECHO Global Farm, USA
Presented By: ECHO

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.

 

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Training in System of Rice Intensification (SRI)

July 31, 2020 09:00 - July 31, 2020 17:00

ECHO Asia Small Farm Resource Center & Seed Bank, Thailand
Presented By: ECHO Asia Impact Center

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September 2020


Introduction to Tropical Agriculture Development- September 2020

September 14, 2020 14:09 - September 18, 2020 14:09

ECHO Global Farm, USA
Presented By: ECHO

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 be centered 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 healthy and productive soil as well as improved water management and crop production (e.g., annuals and perennials). The vital role of livestock and appropriate technology is also incorporated into the course. During the week, activities will include presentations, farm-based practicums, consultations with ECHO staff and opportunities for research in the ECHO Resource Library. 

What is offered:

This course covers a broad range of topics relevant to those starting out in agricultural development in a tropical environment.  The purpose of this class is to expose you to several different ideas and concepts.  Although a significant amount of time will be spent looking at examples on the ECHO Farm, given the breadth of topics covered, extensive hands-on farm work should not be an expectation of taking this course.

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November 2020


ECHO International Agriculture Conference 2020

November 17, 2020 08:00 - November 19, 2020 16:00

Crowne Plaze Hotel (AM) and ECHO Global Farm (PM) , United States
Presented By: ECHO Inc

Join ECHO in Fort Myers, Florida for our annual three-day conference that will discuss challenges facing small scale farmers and development workers in the tropics.

Registration will open in April, 2020.