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  1. 2022-09-06 The Vetiver System: A toolkit in support of community-ledclimate change adaptation. As the globe adjusts to changing climate conditions, communities must be empowered with practical, affordable, and effective tools, as well as with the knowledge and capacity to apply and manage them. The Vetiver...
     
  2. 2022-08-30 Originally published by Volunteers in Technical Assistance between 1959 and 2005, ECHOcommunity has recently rereleased 137 documents in 6 languages for the benefit of community development globally.Volunteers in Technical Assistance (VITA)started in 1959 and aligned with ECHO’s beliefs that...
     
  3. 2022-08-23 Coffee silverskin is high in nutrients, but contains recalcitrant and phytotoxic compounds, limiting its use as a mulch or soil amendment. Fortunately, composting can reduce or eliminate these problems. Composting has been shown to degrade the phytogenic compounds in coffee silverskin, providing...
     
  4. 2022-08-09 Joyce Njoro Joyce Njoro serves on the Nutrition and Social Inclusion team at the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD). She leads the organization in agriculture-nutrition linkages and rural development investments, targeting smallholder farming families. Joyce has extensive...
     
  5. 2022-08-02 Bioliquid fertilizer (BLF; also known as organic liquid fertilizer) has become popular with ECHO’s network and smallholder farmers around the world. ECHO West Africa introduces and instructs on how to prepare this amendment in ECHO West Africa Note 1(Sié Kansié, 2017). In March 2022, we made BLF...
     
  6. 2022-07-26 An ongoing ECHO Conversation has been happening around the contributions of plant roots to soil organic matter, soil life, and overall health of the soil. Questions discussed include when root benefits are observed in the soil, how much biomass can be contributed by annuals vs. perennials, and...
     
  7. 2022-07-19 Bicksler has more than 15 years of international experience, including five years of experience as Director of ECHO’s Asia Regional Impact Center from 2013-2018. Most recently, Bicksler has served as Agricultural Officer in agroecology at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United...
     
  8. 2022-07-05 Beginning in early June, ECHO Florida interns have been studying agronomic crops. Shealyn Otto and Sammie Brittain are two interns who’ve been applying their knowledge on the farm, learning about rice. Using the 'Diamond' variety of rice, along with the System of Rice Intensification (SRI)...
     
  9. 2022-07-01 In this issue: Extending Postharvest Life of Fresh Fruit: Harvest for Quality Chicken Compost System Echoes from our Network:Microcontroller use From ECHO's Seed Bank:Allium cepa ‘Awahia’A Short-Day Onion Option Books, Websites, and Other Resources: Discount on Roland Bunch's Second Edition of...
     
  10. 2022-06-28 The ECHO East Africa Pastoralist Symposium was held online in March, 2022 with about 300 registered attendees. Recordings of the presentations are available now in ECHOcommunity by going to thelinkhttp://edn.link/2022eapastoralist.