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  1. 2016-12-27 Thank you for your participation with ECHO during the past year. You and your 11,000 other colleagues around the world constitute a unique Community of Practice. What makes you a “community of practice”? You share a passion to address the challenges of small-scale farmers, their agriculture,...
     
  2. 2016-12-14 Insect pests can cause substantial crop losses or even complete crop failure. An insect monitoring strategy helps farmers make informed, timely pest-management decisions. Scouting is an important part of any monitoring approach, but it is probably not practical to walk through fields or gardens...
     
  3. 2016-12-01 According to the US National Weather Service, La Niña conditions are present and are slightly expected to last through the winter of 2016-17, likely affecting temperature and precipitation around the world. This follows a 2015-16 El Niño event that resulted in extreme drought conditions in...  
  4. 2016-11-08 In This Issue: Bamboo A "2:4:2" Maize/Legume Intercropping Pattern Paper Mulberry: A Complicated Agroforestry Resource Echoes from our Network: Stinging chaya,fruits for high rainfall areas and exotic leaf miner problem in Nigerian tomatoes Book Review:Handbook for Integrated Soil Fertility...
     
  5. 2016-10-26 As organizations are responding to Hurricane Matthew damage in Haiti and in other parts of the Caribbean, they are developing short, medium, and long term plans of how to respond. With much of the damage in Haiti occurring in rural communities, organizations are considering how to respond with...
     
  6. 2016-09-14 Dr. Wilkie, a professor at the University of Florida, is a specialist in microbial metabolism. Internationally recognized as an expert in biogas technology, she has also conductedresearch on the practical application of anaerobic digestion for waste treatment and renewable energy production. We...
     
  7. 2016-07-15 Since 2014, the ECHO Farm in North Ft. Myers, Florida has been upgrading and expanding its pastures using the managed, rotational, intensive grazing model. With paddocks sub-divided by electric fencing, cows and goats are moved regularly and systematically from intensively grazed plots to fresh,...
     
  8. 2016-04-08 In This Issue: 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 - Roland Bunch, Five Years in Africa From ECHO’s Seed Bank: Legume Seed Highlights (See PDF Version) Books, Websites and...
     
  9. 2016-04-01 Sommaire: Les contaminants des pneus dans une perspective de cultures en contenants Du papier Cyantesmo pour détecter le cyanure Utilisation efficace des ateliers dans la vulgarisation agricole Les Échos de Notre Réseau Banque de Semences d’ECHO: Semences de Légumes a Souligné [ PDF ] Livres,...
     
  10. 2016-03-14 Waste plastic shopping bags are a plentiful resource that can be found in fields, along roadsides, and in garbage piles around the world. By repurposing this resource, MIT students in Arusha Tanzania are empowering women and improving the environment through a plastic recycling program. The...