1. 2018-07-27 This is the fascinating story of amaranth, a crop from the ancient past that is being resurrected as a modern, nutritious, gluten-free food. First used over 6,000 years ago, amaranth reached its peak of popularity in the time of the Aztec empire in the early 1500s. After the arrival of Cortez and...
  2. 2018-07-12 This video tells the story of Grain Amaranth - its growth and use. In addition, here is alinktoa video, filmed in Uganda in 2010----with testimonials by people living with AIDS. Their testimonials have also been validated by at least one controlled health study in Kenya.
  3. 2018-07-16 This 2010 video presents the stories of Ugandans who have benefited from the promotion of grain amaranth for its nutritive value in combatting the symptoms of HIV/AIDS.
  4. 2006-04-20 This exceptionally nutritious, high protein grain, that requires less rainfall than corn, has potential as a staple for the general population plus seems to offer special value in managing diseases such as HIV/AIDS.The Amaranth family contains more than 60 species (most of them wild) and...
  5. A crop indigenous to Africa,amaranthis highly versatile—it grows easily and prolifically in the humid tropics, survives in high altitudes and is a well-known “drought crop” that thrives in hot and dry weather. In Uganda, there are over 60 varieties of amaranths (locally known as dodo) but most of...
  6. Why grow Amaranthus crop: It requires less input to grow and can be grown by the rural poor It is easily harvested It is early maturing producing a lot of seeds/grains Highly tolerant to drought Highly nutritive with high quality proteins (lysine and methionine) and high levels of vitamins and...
  7. 2019-01-29 ECHO’s 25th Annual International Agriculture Conference was held in November 2018. Below are brief descriptions of a few of the morning plenary sessions. For these and other talks, video and slide presentations are available on ECHOcommunity.org.