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  1. Key Resource The deadly virus has decimated pig populations globally, reaching Asia in 2018. This article gives an overview of the origin, transmission, diagnosis, and prevention and coping strategies.  
  2. Key Resource ECHO Partner Our website hosts training videos in support of sustainable agriculture in developing countries. If you are interested in this, we hope you will find videos that will be of use to you and your partners. We have 14 Access Agriculture video categories under which you will find quality,...  
  3. Key Resource To re-establish food production and create a farming system that provides for better food security and assurances for sustained production and income, the FAO aims to build upon its experiences over the past years in their DRR/M programmes and to provide practical guidance in the introduction of...  
  4. Key Resource OISAT is an information management concept on non-chemical pest management in the tropics comprising two components: OISATInfo is a web-based information tool offering trainers, extension workers and farmers a quick access to up-to-date information for their work and for organizing agricultural...  
  5. Tire gardens have many good uses, including growing a variety of crops where only concrete or poor soils exist, such as urban gardens, homegardens, and refugee camp settings. They can be raised onto supports to keep vegetables out of reach of livestock, and have also been used for vermicompost...
     
  6. The Mafie family, Kaneli and Happiness, visited ECHO East Africa for the first time in March of 2016 to inquire about the use of slurry from biogas as a fertilizer. When visiting ECHO they were shown around the compound and learned various techniques of conservation agriculture that could help...  
  7. The passionfruit family certainly has its surprises.ECHO East Africa has obtained seed from the banana passionfruit: Passiflora tarminiana from Kenya. Originally from the highlands of South America, this fruit is more often grown as an ornamental than for fruit. Like other passionfruit, the plant...  
  8. In recent times biogas technology is increasingly important around the world due to the requirements for renewable energy production, the need for recycling and reuse of materials and reduction in greenhouse gas emissions. Biogas addresses all the above concerns, using renewable inputs such as...  
  9. This article overviews steps to take if you suspect the presence of Africa swine fever virus on your small farm. At all times, make sure to follow recommendations of local animal heal officials.  
  10. This is only one example of a biosecurity plan for small-scale pig operations in one region and may be used as a template. Engage in farm-wide discussions with your team.