1. 2019-07-15 Agroforestry is the agricultural practice of combining the management of annual crops and/or animals with trees. Agroforestry systems, largely composed of perennial crops, offer the resilience needed to address extreme climatic issues such as drought and torrential rain, along with social and...
  2. 2019-11-19 Join ECHO in Fort Myers, Florida for our annualthree day conference that will discuss challenges facing small scale farmers and development workers in the tropics.You can learn more about the aboutthe 2019 ECHO International Agriculture Conference by visiting conference.echocommunity.org Each day...
  3. 2018-11-13 The ECHO International Conference has its own website for up-to-the-minute information on speakers and schedules. Visitus at conference.echocommunity.org This year marks the 25th Anniversary of the ECHO International Agriculture Conference held in Fort Myers, FL! We hope that you will make plans...
  4. Key Resource 2007-01-20 Let’s Restore Our Land describes how church and community leaders came to realize that the soil that produces our food is becoming weak, and the forests that provide us with many resources are disappearing. They recognized that God has given us the responsibility to care for and protect these...
  5. 2012-05-30 University of Maine Cooperative Extension educator Marjorie Peronto discusses the benefits and best methods of worm composting. Excellent information on using worms to make good stuff for your garden.
  6. 2018-01-15 Those interested in preparing for short/long-term involvement in agricultural development internationally are encouraged to participate in this one-week course held two times a year. Course participants will gain an introduction to aspects of poverty and community development and an orientation...
  7. 2018-07-23 Those interested in preparing for short/long-term involvement in agricultural development internationally are encouraged to participate in this one-week course held two times a year. Course participants will gain an introduction to aspects of poverty and community development and an orientation...
  8. 2018-04-02 This symposium will bring together researchers and practitioners to discuss and deliberate on: How to highlight extension’s crucial role in international agricultural development What works in agricultural/rural advisory services and why How to effectively deliver extension services to...
  9. 2018-04-30 Permaculture or Permanent Agriculture is the conscious design and maintenance of agriculturally productive ecosystems which have the diversity, and resilience of natural ecosystems. This deliberate design is based on the ethics of caring for others and creation while cultivating a fair share for...
  10. 2018-09-10 Did you know that of 250,000 identified plant species worldwide that only 30 species provide 95 percent of our global food energy needs? And that only three of these crops – wheat, maize and rice – provide half of the world’s food? With severe weather extremes and other risks to global food...