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  1. 2017-05-22 Seed availability for small-scale farmers can be unpredictable and unreliable. Commercial products are often out of reach financially or geographically and can lead to loss of biodiversity. ECHO's seed banks provide sample packets of seeds to evaluate for potential crop production in challenging...  
  2. 2017-05-09 The first edition of ECHO Central America / Caribbean Notes (CACN) presented the article “Making Silage in Vichada“written by Dexter B. Dombro. From this article we learned that silage is an important supplement to feed livestock during long droughts when grasses dry up and lose nutrients. Silage...
     
  3. 2017-04-18 In This Issue: Biofortified crops: What are they, how do they work and why should we grow them? The cheers and challenges of Conservation Agriculture programs Echoes from our Network:Woman and Agriculture feedback from Joel Matthews From ECHO's Seed Bank: Gac - A colorful and health-promoting...
     
  4. 2017-03-13 Scientists warn that global fish stocks are on the verge of collapse due to the effects of climate change and overfishing, fueling concerns of increased malnutrition. This not only translates into less fish for human consumption but, ironically, impacts aquaculture as commercial fish feed...  
  5. 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,...
     
  6. 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...
     
  7. 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...  
  8. 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...
     
  9. 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...
     
  10. 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...