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The Vetiver System:

A toolkit in support of community-led climate change adaptation.

As the globe adjusts to changing climate conditions, communities must be empowered with practical, affordable, and effective tools, as well as with the knowledge and capacity to apply and manage them. The Vetiver System offers a multipurpose toolkit of over thirty different eco-engineering applications. Jim Smyle of Vetiver Network International will share the vision of The Vetiver System and how it's changing livelihoods in the global South.

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Upcoming events

ECHO West Africa Forum on Sustainable Agriculture
Tue, 27 September 2022 » Thu, 29 September 2022

Pacific Hôtel, Burkina Faso

This meeting will emphasize the methods of soil organic fertilization, the use of pesticides and organic fertilizers, as well as organic conservation methods. It is a framework for meeting and sharing between agriculture practitioners, technicians, small farmers, NGOs, etc.

Biosand Water Filtration Workshop
Sat, 1 October 2022 » Sat, 1 October 2022

ECHO Asia Small Farm Resource Center, Thailand

We are pleased to invite you to the Biochar Production Workshop on Saturday, September 24th, and the Biosand Water Filtration Workshop the following Saturday, October 1st. We recommend you consider attending both of these two workshops together, as biochar is needed for the water filtration systems. To learn more about the Biochar Production Workshop on Saturday, September 24th, CLICK HERE. If you cannot attend one or both of these in-person events, consider taking our virtual train...

ECHO International Agriculture Conference
Tue, 15 November 2022 » Thu, 17 November 2022

ECHO Global Farm and Holiday Inn, USA

For Full Details Visit The Conference Website For twenty-eight years, ECHO has brought together networks of like-minded individuals devoted to eradicating hunger and improving lives through agriculture and community development. For the past two years, due to novel coronavirus, ECHO’s Annual Conference moved online. This year we are returning to our in-person event. We are thrilled to invite you to join us in Fort Myers, Florida on November 15th-17th to connect once again together on E...

Latest Resources

The Fertilizer and Seed Recommendations Map for West Africa

This interactive tool delivers “agro-input packages” based on parameters that users can select to describe their production system. Users can input West African towns, countries, or select regional climate (arid, sumi-arid, ...

L'Agroforesterie Agrodok-series No. 16

Chaque année, Agromisa reçoit de nombreuses demandes d'informations au sujet de l'agroforesterie des personnes et des institutions dans les pays du Sud.  Le besoin d'information pratique sur ce sujet est donc clairement sent...

Mesures de Topographie Pour Le Genie Rurale

Cette Brochure est destinée à ceux qui s'intéressent, pour quelque raison que ce soit, aux techniques de mesure liées aux "consturctions et bâtiments" dépassant le cadre de celles qu'applique un charpentier.  Ils sont censés...

Cover Crops in West Africa/ Contributing to Sustainable Agriculture, (Plantes de Couverture an Afrique de l'Ouest) English and French

This publication focuses on the potential of cover crops to maintain and improve soil fertility in SSA.  Often in isolation, African researchers have experimented with cover cropping, but the results have not been readily ac...

A field manual for water lifting and management in small-scale irrigation systems in Niger

This manual has been developed primarily for small-scale irrigated "microsystems," which are usually characterized as single-source/single-user systems.  It is targeted primarily at extension and agricultural service agents,...

La Mecanisation Agricole Appropriee, Une reference pour des Agronomes et Agriculteurs Haitiens

Le bout primordial de la mécanisation agricole est l'augmentation du revenue de l'agriculteur.  Si une telle augmentation se réalise cela dépendra de l'activité mécanisé choisie et le niveau de technologie employé.  Si on ch...

Produce Fact Sheets - Postharvest Center - University of California

The mission of the UC Postharvest Technology Center is to reduce postharvest losses and improve the quality, safety and marketability of fresh horticultural products.


Jicama - Recommendations for Maintaining Postharvest Quality

Maturity Indices

Jicama (Pachyrhizus erosus) is a warm season legume root crop. It is also called Yam Bean and is a brown skinned turnip-shaped root eaten raw or cooked. Jicama roots can be harvested at various sta...

Postharvest handling and storage of jicama roots

Cantwell, Marita & Orozco, W. & Rubatzky, V. & Hernández, L.. (1992). Postharvest handling and storage of jicama roots. Acta Horticulturae. 318. 333-344. 10.17660/ActaHortic.1992.318.46. 

Abstract : Mos...

Staking Tomato Plants

Access Agriculture Training Video

Staking allows more light and better air circulation to plants. Staked tomato plants are less attacked by pests and diseases and the fruits do not easily spoil. By staking your pla...

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