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  1. 2021-07-06 One of the most critical decisions a farmer makes during a growing season is how to effectively control pests to preserve the productivity and economic value of a crop. A farmer’s reaction to seeing pests in their crops or grain is to intervene to protect his or her livelihood. The first two...  
  2. 2021-07-06 Deforestation, overused soils, increasing competition for land, and climate change have made subsistence farming in much of Central Africa a precarious occupation. Malnutrition is on the rise, and local economies have declined in many places. The use of leguminous trees in agroforestry systems...  
  3. 2021-07-06 The wild tomato (Solanum pimpinellifolium) is a different species than the standard tomato (Solanum lycopersicum), though the two species are cross-compatible, meaning they can cross-pollinate and produce viable offspring. Wild tomatoes produce many hands/bunches of tiny fruit on very large,...  
  4. Key Resource 2021-06-14 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.  
  5. 2021-06-14 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.  
  6. 2021-06-14 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.  
  7. Key Resource 2021-04-06 Part 2 of 4 in a series about Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Insect pests affect all forms of agricultural production, from densely planted field crops to high-value nursery plants to grains in storage. A pest management plan should start with foundational knowledge about local pest species and...  
  8. 2021-04-06 If you enjoy reading ECHO Development Notes, consider also signing up to receive ECHO Asia Notes. Issues are published quarterly and content remains relevant beyond the Asia Region. You will find technical articles, research updates, network member highlights, upcoming events, how-to guides, and...
     
  9. 2021-04-06 Apios americana is a climbing, perennial vine and a member of the legume (Fabaceae) family. Common names for this crop include apios, ground nut, wild bean, bog potato, wild potato, Virginia potato, Indian potato, and wild bean. The plant, native to eastern parts of North America, was widely...  
  10. 2021-03-17 Invitation to Virtual ECHO East Africa Biennial SymposiumonSustainableAgricultureandAppropriateTechnologies 28th - 30th September, 2021 Greetings! You are cordially invited to join us for the 6th ECHO East Africa Biennial Symposium on Sustainable Agriculture and Appropriate Technologies2021 this...