ECHO Asia Note Articles






  1. This article is from ECHO Asia Note #20 Farm-generated fertility makes agriculture more sustainable. Crop residues and manures are part of the nutrient cycle and can lower input costs through the use of thermophilic composting, vermiculture, bokashi production, or green manures. Farm-generated...





  2. This article is from ECHO Asia Note #20 In nature, dozens of species of harmful fungi can quickly kill a plant, including Fusarium spp., the causal agents of Fusarium wilt, and Phakospora pachyrhizi, the causal agent of soybean rust. Fungi are unable to produce nutrients on their own, so they...





  3. This article is from ECHO Asia Note #9 Editor: The System of Rice Intensification (SRI), an unconventional approach to rice production that has spread throughout many parts of the world since the late 1990s, is comprised of a set of flexible management practices. CEDAC, based in Cambodia,...





  4. 2015-02-15 This article is from ECHO Asia Note #23 In Malaysia, agriculture is practised by a range of farmers – from subsistence cultivators of the soil to sophisticated, commercially-driven entrepreneurs. The latter group are quite adept at assessing the latest in technology and varieties, and already...





  5. 2015-02-15 This article is from ECHO Asia Note #23 In its simplest definition a forage is any plant material grazed or fed to livestock. However, a more specific definition that’s presented in this article focuses on plants (grasses and legumes) that are planted specifically to provide superior feed...
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ECHO Asia Notes






  1. 2014-06-15 Note from the Editors Observations of SRI in Nakorn Sawan, Thailand Increase Yields and Save Money with Innovative SRI Tools SRI Roller Planting Marker SRI Transplanting Tools Learning from Farmers Important Contacts from this AN Seeking Applications for ECHO Asia’s National Volunteer Program





  1. Link to AccessAgriculture videos that are translated to Hindi Our Vision Improved livelihoods of rural communities through sustainable agricultural practices and entrepreneurship. Our Mission To promote innovations in sustainable agriculture and rural enterprises through capacity development and...