At the center of our work is ECHO Development Notes (EDN), which we send quarterly to thousands of people in over 160 countries in three languages (English, French, and Spanish). In EDN we share the most helpful, practical information that we come across about growing food under difficult circumstances. 

Within each issue you'll find featured techniques, practices, information and experience to help guide your work in tropical and subtropical agricultural development. Also in EDN are "Echoes from Our Network," "From ECHO's Seed Bank," and more. Issues #1-51 were compiled in the 1990s into the Amaranth to Zai Holes book, which  or you may read it online here. Also, Agricultural Options for Small Scale Farmers, expanded on the foundation from Amaranth to Zai Holes by covering EDN 52 through 100, with articles from outside contributors. Agricultural Options for Small Scale Farmers is available for purchase from the ECHO Bookstore and Amazon.

If you would like to browse EDNs via our Index, please click here.

154 Issues in this Publication (Showing issues 115 - 109) |

EDN Issue #115 - 2012-04-20

Baobab Seed Available

Wick Irrigation

Sequel to Amaranth to Zai Holes

Microfinance: The Savings Group Model

 

EDN Issue #114 - 2012-01-01

Schoolyard and Community Gardens

Tolerance of Moringa oleifera to Freeze Events

Books, Websites and Other Resources: Empowering Children

From ECHO’s Seed Bank: Moringa drouhardii and M. ovalifolia

EDN Issue #113 - 2011-10-20

Spider Flower (Cleome gynandra)

East Africa’s Drought: Q and A

The Importance of Indigenous Food Plants

Famine in the Horn of Africa

Introducing ECHO’s New Online Community Portal—in over 30 Languages!

EDN Issue #112 - 2011-07-20

Bamboo for Fences

New Use for Moringa Seeds

Resource for Understanding Land and Tree Tenure Issues

Marketing Information from ATTRA

Tomatoes from Cuttings

Metal Silos for Improved Grain Storage

Avocado Trees

‘Caro Rich’ Tomato Seed for Increased Vitamin A

 

EDN Issue #111 - 2011-04-20

Water Harvesting Through Sand Dams

Soil Microorganisms from Compost Tea

Gliricidia sepium for Rat Control: A Recipe

 

EDN Issue #111 Supplement - 2011-04-20

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EDN Issue #110 - 2011-01-20

Multiplication and Use of Soil Microorganisms

Chia (Salvia hispanica L.): An Ancient Food Crop with Rediscovered Potential for Providing Nutrition

EDN Issue #110 Supplement - 2011-01-20

We often come across interesting material related to articles in EDN that could not fit into the available space in the issue. We share the most relevant of those here.

EDN Issue #109 - 2010-10-20

Reducing Moisture Content of Seeds Prior to Storage

Photos of Modified Seed Dryer

Global Weather and Climate Information

Moringa Use in Mzenga, Tanzania

Human Urine as a Fertilizer

EDN Issue #109 Supplement - 2010-10-20

We often come across interesting material related to articles in EDN that could not fit into the available space in the issue. We share the most relevant of those here.