ECHO conducts research, at its various regional centers and in partnership with others, to validate and adapt promising solutions to agricultural challenges faced by smallholder farmers. Topics are selected for relevance to farmers’ needs and potential for adoption in resource-constrained settings. Of interest are crops, practices, and technologies that help farmers store seeds, build soils, produce nutritious food, manage pests, and cope with adverse climate.
ECHO's research blog is where short updates about small projects are shared with the network. Typically these experiments are experimental or in progress, but show promise. We hope others may learn from or experiment with modifying these practices.
Research posters are often presented at ECHO events such as the ECHO annual international conference as well as regional symposium. Many posters are contributed by ECHOcommunity members from around the world on a variety of subjects.
ECHO staff are often involved in the investigation of primary research questions in areas of sustainable agriculture techniques and practices. These publications are associated with various other institutions and therefore may be restricted to the access limits placed by those entities.