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  1. 2016-01-25 Some tropical crops contain cyanogenic glycosides, toxic substances that release hydrocyanic acid (HCN; also referred to as cyanide or prussic acid) when cells are crushed. Consuming these plants without cooking them can cause cyanide poisoning, with varying effects depending on cyanide levels...  
  2. 2016-01-25 When trying to find affordable planting containers in the developing world, organizations and workers all over have promoted the use of a readily-available waste resource: tires. Over the years, many have asked whether or not tires contain harmful chemicals that could potentially be taken up by...  
  3. 2016-01-25 Tire Contaminants from a Container Gardening Perspective Cyantesmo Paper for Detecting Cyanide Effective Use of Workshops in Agriculture Extension Echoes from our Network From ECHO’s Seed Bank: Vegetable Seed Highlights Books, Websites and Other Resources Upcoming Events
     
  4. 2016-01-25 In EDN 127, we mentioned that a number of MEAS (Modernizing Extension and Advisory Services) documents were being summarized and distilled for ECHO’s audience. An article on Farmer Engagement in Agriculture Extension was shared in EDN 128, and we want to continue to highlight these articles as...  
  5. 2016-01-25 Gene Fifer at Cornell University responds to Brad Ward’s article on permaculture in EDN 129 in "Potential Constraints to Sharing Permaculture Ideas." Abram Bicksler, Director of ECHO’s Impact Center in Thailand, writes in response to the article about Inca nut in EDN 129 "Caution about Inca Nut."...  
  6. Key Resource 2016-02-05 Until recently, firewood was taken for granted in northern Thailand. With vast forests full of many types of trees, upland households could afford to be choosy concerning the wood they used for cooking. However, in recent years, more and more communities are facing restricted access to forest...  
  7. Key Resource 2016-03-22 Yearly production of grains, pulses, and vegetables depends on a reliable supply of quality seed. This is true for the farmer growing a crop to feed their family as well as for the agricultural worker evaluating and growing out seeds of a new crop species or variety that could improve lives. In...  
  8. 2016-04-08 In November 2015, ECHO staff member Dr. Tim Motis attended the First International Moringa Symposium in Manila, Philippines. There he met Dr. Basra, who has studied and promoted moringa extensively and who presented a talk with valuable information on moringa leaf extract. Basra’s research on the...  
  9. 2016-04-08 Kitchen Gardens in Burundi – “the new way to grow vegetables” Use of Moringa Leaf Extract as an Effective and Easy Crop Growth Enhancer Echoes from Our Network From ECHO’s Seed Bank: Legume Seed Highlights The Carbon Farming Solution Upcoming Events
     
  10. 2016-04-08 A report from Roland Bunch regarding his efforts to promote green manures and cover crops in Africa.