Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) is the systematic development and application of policies, strategies and practices that minimize vulnerabilities and disaster risks throughout a society. Mercy Corps believes that DRR is an essential part of our mission to help people build secure, productive and just communities. We therefore incorporate DRR strategies in our assistance work to help communities become more resilient to hazards, and thus reduce the likelihood that their development may be undermined by one or more disasters.
ECHOcommunity represents a vast network of agriculture and community development practitioners around the world. The sharing of information is a core value in this community of practice. We believe that in sharing knowledge, people are empowered to find, test, and improve available solutions. In order to facilitate this, ECHOcommunity makes available resources produced internally, and those shared by network members. This resource may not necessarily reflect the views of ECHO Inc.
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Many organizations and individuals have chosen to distribute their work through ECHOcommunity. If you have resources you would like to share, we believe in giving credit where credit is due. Community Contributed resources remain the property of their creators, but can benefit millions of people around the world.
ECHOcommunity.org is the online collaborative membership community of ECHO, an international nonprofit organization. ECHO exists to reduce hunger and improve lives through agricultural training and resources. Working through regional impact centers around the world ECHO connects small-scale farmers, and those working to eliminate world hunger, with essential resources, and each other. These resources include a vast knowledgebase of practical information, experienced technical support and an extensive seed bank focused on highly beneficial underutilized plants.