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  1. 2022-07-01 The common onion (Allium cepa L.) is an important vegetable used in food preparation worldwide. The main edible portion of the plant is the bulb, which grows in the soil and is formed by fleshy scales which are modified leaves (Wu et al., 2016). ECHO’s Global Seed Bank offers a variety called ‘...  
  2. 2022-07-01 This chicken compost system is adapted from the system taught by Geoff Lawton, permaculture consultant, designer, author, and teacher. Jordan was taught this system by Geoff Lawton in one of his Permaculture Design Courses and then brought it and adapted it to the context of the ECHO Global Farm...  
  3. 2022-07-01 Extending the quality of fresh produce has implications for marketing as well as for household consumption. We have emphasized postharvest handling of tropical fruit; however, many of the principles and practices in this series of articles also apply to fruit-bearing vegetables and leafy greens...  
  4. 2022-05-20 The current global situation calls for a multi-pronged approach to pest management. To be widely applicable, this approach must provide farmers with options to control pests at various scales of production (from small farms to very large operations) with a diversity of resources. Integrated pest...
     
  5. 2022-04-12 The main purpose of this article is to create awareness of microcontrollers as a low-cost approach for real-time monitoring of environmental factors related to small-scale agriculture. The first section presents potential uses of data, such as air and soil temperature, which can be monitored...  
  6. 2022-04-12 In this issue: Low-Cost Microcontrollers: Applications for Small-Scale Agriculture Echoes from our Network: A Deep Litter System for Natural Chicken Production From ECHO's Seed Bank: 'KDV-1' Maize Books, Websites, and Other Resources:WHO Monographs on Selected Medicinal PlantsandCanadian...
     
  7. 2022-03-02 When COVID pandemic erupted in many parts of the world the end of 2019 and early 2020; a number of events that involved meetings of development workers who aimed at discussing issues for the development of people they serve were cancelled. ECHO East Africa had to suspend the Biennial Symposium on...
     
  8. 2022-01-12 Farmers growing fruit and fruit-bearing vegetables are often faced with the challenge of selling or eating produce before it spoils. Extending the time over which fruit can be eaten or sold after they are harvested is a complex topic. In later issues of ECHO Development Notes we will touch on...  
  9. 2021-12-20 This book is designed as a simple introduction to the more common food plants of Uganda. It is hoped people will take greater pride and interest in these plants and become confident and informed about how to grow and use them. Many of the local food plants that occur in every country are very...  
  10. 2021-12-20 This book is designed as a simple introduction to the more common food plants of Zambia. It is hoped people will take greater pride and interest in these plants and become confident and informed about how to grow and use them. Many of the local food plants that occur in every country are very...