July 2019


Agroforestry: Designing for Impact

July 15, 2019 16:42 - July 19, 2019 16:42

ECHO Global Research and Demonstration Farm, USA

Agroforestry is the agricultural practice of combining the management of annual crops and/or animals with trees. Agroforestry systems, largely composed of perennial crops, offer the resilience needed to address extreme climatic issues such as drought and torrential rain, along with social and economic factors that influence agricultural production of small-scale farmers.  

This five-day course will introduce students to key agroforestry concepts, allow them to see the various agroforestry and perennial cropping systems at ECHO, and provide hands-on experience in agroforestry. A few of the agroforestry systems that will be included in the course are: Food Forests, Farmer Managed Natural Regeneration, micro-woodlots, Home gardens, and Sloping Agricultural Land Technology (SALT).  

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August 2019


Student Organic Seed Symposium

August 22, 2019 12:54 - August 25, 2019 12:54

BETHEL HORIZONS RETREAT CENTER,
Presented By: Student Organic Seeds

WHAT IS SOSS?

  • An annual gathering of graduate students, researchers, farmers, and seed industry professionals working in organic seed systems.

  • The major annual event of the Society of Organic Seed Professionals (SOSP), the parent organization that has grown out of the SOSS network. SOSP is fiscally sponsored by Organic Seed Alliance, a 501(c)3 organization.

Konferans Agrikòl Nò, Haiti Agriculture Conference (North) 2019

August 26, 2019 08:00 - August 30, 2019 17:00

Gros-Morne, Haiti
Presented By: Konferans Agrikol Nò

 

We invite you to participate in a conference that would help strengthen connections amongst those working in the agricultural sector in Haiti and spend time learning from one another. Konferans Agrikòl Nò (Northern Agriculture Conference) will be held August 26-30 in Gros-Morne, Artibonite Department, Haiti.  

This conference is tailored to encourage conference delegates and presenters to connect and learn from each other’s successes and failures. The main topics for this year include:

  1. Ecology
  2. Agroforestry

Please contact Mr. Guy Marie at konferansagrikolrejyonno@gmail.com for more information.

September 2019


Small-scale seed production and utilization

September 16, 2019 13:00 - September 20, 2019 14:12

ECHO Global Farm, USA
Presented By: ECHO

ECHO offers over 350 varieties in its Florida seed bank requiring diverse approaches to growing, processing, and storing seeds. This five-day course will begin in ECHO’s seed production plots to help participants better understand how crops are managed and harvested. Techniques related to both wet and dry processing of seeds will be practiced, as well as, essential tasks such as germination testing. Long-term seed storage approaches including vacuum sealing and cold storage will be explored, emphasis will be placed on seed saving technologies and approaches for challenging tropical locations.

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GFRAS Annual Meeting Jaimaica 2019

September 30, 2019 15:02 - October 04, 2019 15:02

Royalton Negril (Jamaica), Jamaica
Presented By: GFRAS (Global Forum for Rural Advisory Services)

The 10th GFRAS Annual Meeting, whose topic is "Role of RAS in Climate Change & Disaster Risk Management" will take place at Royalton Negril, Jamaica between 30 September and 4 October 2019. Side Events are planned to take place on September 30th, the main meeting between October 1-3, and a General Assembly on October 4th. GFRAS Steering Committee/Board meeting is scheduled to take place between 5 and 7 October. The Annual Meeting is co-organized by the Caribbean Agricultural Extension Providers’ Network (CAEPNet); Jamaica’s Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture, and Fisheries (MICAF), and the Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA). The Caribbean Agricultural Extension Providers’ Network will host its Executive Committee Meeting and its annual membership meeting on Sunday, September 29thhttp://g-fras.org/en/am19.html

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October 2019


ECHO Asia Agriculture & Community Development Conference 2019

October 01, 2019 08:00 - October 04, 2019 17:00

Holiday Garden Hotel & Resort, Thailand
Presented By: ECHO Asia

2019 ECHO Asia Conference Logo

"Small Scale: Up Scale"

 

How can we help small scale farming initiatives thrive in Asia? We can provide low-cost, innovative options that allow people to grow both their crops and their knowledge, expand their operations, and scale up!

 

Join us October 1-4 for 3-days of networking and opportunities to share ideas, technologies appropriate for small scale farmers, and lots of practical demonstrations at the new ECHO Asia Seed Bank & Small Farm Resource Center!


In addition to morning plenary speakers, we will conduct afternoon workshops at the ECHO Farm, an evening poster session, a seed exchange, followed by a 1-day site visit to one of many area best practice sites! 

 

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Click below for more information on:

Plenary Speakers

Poster Session 

 

More information will be added soon about:

Workshops

Site Visits

Night Bazzar

Scholarships (info, application, and donation oportunity)

Holiday Garden Hotel & Resort

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November 2019


ECHO International Agriculture Conference 2019

November 19, 2019 15:58 - November 21, 2019 15:58

Crowne Plaza Hotel , United States
Presented By: ECHO Inc

A  three day conference that will discuss challenges facing small scale farmers and development workers in the tropics.

Each day is broken into a morning of plenary speakers at the hotel and an afternoon of workshops on the ECHO Global Demonstration Farm. Thursday night closes with a banquet dinner. 

You can watch videos of the Plenary Speakers from last year's conference here

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Kigali, Rwanda ECHO Symposium

November 26, 2019 07:00 - November 28, 2019 17:00

Hilltop hotel in Kigali-Remera (TENTATIVE), Rwanda
Presented By: ECHO East Africa, CFGB, and AgriProFocus

Best practices improving nutrition and sustainable agriculture in highland areas.

This ECHO Symposium will provide a network and training opportunity for those involved in alleviating hunger and poverty in highlands of East Africa. Three mornings of plenary sessions featuring knowledgeable and experienced speakers would be followed by afternoon workshops and discussion groups led by regional agricultural development workers and experts.

Symposium Dates - 26th-28th November, 2019
25th November Check-in and Fellowship 
26th - 28th November Meeting Days
29th November Check-out and Optional Post Symposium Tours 

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March 2020


Moroto, Karamoja, Uganda ECHO Symposium

March 02, 2020 07:00 - March 04, 2020 17:00

Uganda
Presented By: ECHO East Africa

A symposium on best practices to improve nutrition and livelihoods in pastoralist areas.

This ECHO Symposium provides a network and training opportunity for those involved in alleviating hunger and poverty in pastoralist areas of East Africa. Three mornings of plenary sessions featuring knowledgeable and experienced speakers would be followed by afternoon workshops and discussion groups led by regional agricultural development workers and experts.

Symposium Dates - 2nd-4th March, 2020
1st March Check-in and Fellowship 
2nd -4th March Meeting Days
5th March Check-out and Optional Post Symposium Tours