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Workshop Presentations from the 2015 ECHO West Africa Anglophone Forum held in Accra Ghana.



  1. 2015-03-26 Aquaponics looks like a real solution to food poisoning and environmental degradation through the extensive use of agro-chemical products. This method of food production which sees a symbiotic relationship between fish farming and crop farming is safe way of producing food naturally as God...
  2. 2015-03-26 Apiculture, the scientific management of bees in special enclosures in order to increase yield of hive products and gain pollination benefit, has a great future in Ghana if it is properly harnessed. Traditional method of honey production which is common in many parts of Ghana especially the...
  3. 2015-03-26 Does the Church have a responsibility on community development? In other words is community development a part of the great commission given to the church by Christ? Robert has a master degree on law from the University of Ouagadougou, He also have a master on project management and is preparing...
  4. 2015-03-26 Around the world, many agriculturists and gardeners are adopting soil amendments and fertilizers that are called bokashi. Bokashi is a Japanese word that has no good translation into English. However, all types of bokashi are produced through fermentation processes. Small amounts of beneficial...
  5. 2015-03-26 Farm animals such as large and small ruminants, monogastric and non-conventional animals provide economic stream of family income as well as livelihoods in the social and cultural domain to majority of farmers in the country. Small scale farmers form about 80% of producers of livestock and...
  6. 2015-03-26 Kitchen gardens are principle sources for family nutrition because they have leafy greens, fruits, vegetables, and important energy crops. Stacy Reader has just completed her 14 month Internship at ECHO-Florida where she managed the “lowlands” zone and shared responsibilities for the Seed Bank...
  7. 2015-03-26 The horticulture sub-sector is a very important segment of Agriculture. It plays a vital role in income generation, foreign exchange earnings, employment and food security The horticulture sub-sector has the potential for the needed diversification of the exports base, modernization of...
  8. 2015-03-26 Successfully developing and maintaining live fences can be both challenging and beneficial. Densely-planted native or well-adapted thorny shrubs can be planted around fields to keep out livestock. Some species also have secondary benefits including fruit fodder production. These fences also...
  9. 2015-03-26 This workshop will explored ideas for irrigating vegetable gardens including ideas for homemade irrigation systems as well as factory made irrigation systems. Beth has a B.A in International Agribusiness and is a former ECHO intern who returned to ECHO in 2004 after working for 13 years in...
  10. 2015-03-26 Understanding the structure of plants and how they interact with their environment proves to be very important and helpful in overcoming agricultural challenges from drought to pests and from climate change to introducing new plant varieties. In this workshop, participants will gain valuable...