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

Postharvest Technology of Horticultural Crops Short Course

June 11, 2020 07:09 - July 29, 2020 07:10

Virtual Conference,
Presented By: University of California Postharvest Center

University of California Postharvest Center Online Conference

The 2020 course is a great opportunity to upgrade your knowledge and skills at a significantly lower price!

This course is a seven-week intensive study of the latest technologies used for handling fruits, nuts, vegetables and ornamentals in California, and the underlying biology principals. The new, interactive, virtual format will include pre-recorded video presentations, weekly live overview, highlights and Q&A sessions with instructors, demonstrations, produce experiments, and break-out discussions.

The course is designed for produce handlers, quality control personnel, service companies, research and extension workers, and business, government or academic professionals interested in current advances in produce handling, storage, transportation, safety and marketing.

POSTPONED TBD- 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

ECHO Asia Fish Culture Workshop June20

July 2020


Small-scale Livestock Management - CANCELLED

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.

 

Registration CLOSED

ECHO Asia Training in SRI- System of Rice Intensification

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

ECHO Asia Impact Center Farm and Seed Bank, Thailand
Presented By: ECHO Asia Impact Center

SRI Training July 2020 promo

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.

Register Here

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.