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  1. 2018-06-29 Let’s Restore Our Land explains important aspects of community-based development by following the story of the Katindi people in Zambia. Led by Pastor Simon, they analyze, plan, and implement practical solutions to the challenges they face. Diverse subjects include soil improvement, tree...  
  2. 2018-06-15 At the end of May, a few members of the Parthenium Committee visited the village of Bwawani where Parthenium reigns the fields. The area is so devastated with the weed that many farms are engulfed with the weed leaving some farms deserted due to extremely poor yields. The committee met with...  
  3. 2018-06-05 “The ECHO internship has given me a strong foundation for working in agricultural development, providing experience and exposure to a wide range of agricultural principles and practices appropriate for small scale farmers all over the world. Caring for the community garden, shepherding a small...  
  4. 2018-05-22 ECHO's latest Technical Note is an in-depth look athow to harvest, preserve, and use bamboo for building construction. Filled with tips on bamboo species, drying techniques, and modern and traditional joinery,this technical note containshelpful pictures of the tools and lashings needed to build...
     
  5. 2018-05-08 In this issue: Anthropology as a Tool for Facilitating Agricultural Development Invasion of the Fall Armyworm Echoes from our Network: Millipede Damage after First Rains From ECHO's Seed Bank: Passionfruit Download EDN 139 Alien Invasions, People-centered development, and the Passion(fruit) From...
     
  6. 2018-04-12 Whether passing through, or invited into the home, it would take a visitor to any number of Myanmar’s Karen communities only a few minutes to realize the importance of agriculture. Small home gardens are common to nearly all households, and may be second only in occurrence to the pig that can be...  
  7. 2018-04-05 I have spent over fifty years working in East African Rangelands studying wildlife in National Parks and ranches or helping pastoralists in northern Kenya and consulting in Tanzania. The situation has changed unpredictably and dramatically since my original research in the Queen Elizabeth...  
  8. 2018-03-29 Reflections of my Time in Guatemala By:Launa Tanner, ECHO Tropical Mountains Intern The excessive rains of Izabal, Guatemala, are a stark contrast to the semi-arid climate I am accustomed to in Kitongo, Tanzania. At Frutas Del Mundo Farm in Izabal, I spent many hours digging in the rain, cleaning...  
  9. 2018-03-22 Traditional diets included a wide variety of ingredients from myriad wild and domesticated plants. Regional cuisines were shaped by native species in their local environment and by gradually-adopted plants from distant places. The modern global food system and market pressures have reversed this...
     
  10. 2018-03-06 Mr. Karim Soréworks as a facilitator with AZN (Association of Zooram Nongtaaba) in Guié, and lives in the village of Goèma, located in the province of Sanematenga. Karim works with a small group of farmers who do not readily embrace change when it comes to the way in which they have always...