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  1. Key Resource 2007-01-20 Let’s Restore Our Land describes how church and community leaders came to realize that the soil that produces our food is becoming weak, and the forests that provide us with many resources are disappearing. They recognized that God has given us the responsibility to care for and protect these...  
  2. Chickpea (Cicer arietinum) is a very drought-tolerant, nitrogen-fixing, cool season crop that tolerates heat during fruiting and ripening. It is grown as a cool season annual in a broad belt through the Mediterranean region to the subtropical and tropical regions of Asia, Europe, Central, and...  
  3. Maize is an annual, warm-climate crop in the grass family, thriving in open sunny environments with daytime temperatures of 20-24C. Maize is used fresh, frozen, canned, rolled and roasted for corn flakes, pressed for oil, or processed for ethanol as fuel. Maize is also an important feed source...  
  4. 2018-09-10 Did you know that of 250,000 identified plant species worldwide that only 30 species provide 95 percent of our global food energy needs? And that only three of these crops – wheat, maize and rice – provide half of the world’s food? With severe weather extremes and other risks to global food...  
  5. 2019-01-07 Registration has reached capacity. We are no longer accepting registrations for this course. Those interested in preparing for short to long-term involvement in international agriculture development are encouraged to participate in this five-day course. Topics and discussions will be centered on...  
  6. 2020-07-27 To safeguard against COVID-19, and the spread of the novel coronavirus, some on-campus ECHO Florida training events have been modified. ·Small-Scale Livestock Workshop, July 27 – 31, 2020 has beencancelled. Learn about small-scale management of livestock in the tropics during this one week...  
  7. 2019-11-19 It's nearly time for ECHO's International Agriculture Conference! Join ECHO in Fort Myers, Florida for our annualthree-day conference that will discuss challenges facing small scale farmers and development workers in the tropics. You can learn more about the 2019 ECHO International Agriculture...  
  8. 2020-09-14 To safeguard against COVID-19, and the spread of the novel coronavirus, some on-campus ECHO Florida training events have been modified. ·Small-Scale Livestock Workshop, July 27 – 31, 2020 has beencancelled. Those interested in preparing for short to long-term involvement in international...  
  9. 2020-06-01 COVID-19 Notice PLEASE NOTE - This Tropical Agriculture Development Course has been canceled due to the COVID-19 virus. We apologize for any inconvenience. If you have any questions please Contact Us. Those interested in preparing for short to long-term involvement in international agriculture...  
  10. 2018-01-15 Those interested in preparing for short/long-term involvement in agricultural development internationally are encouraged to participate in this one-week course held two times a year. Course participants will gain an introduction to aspects of poverty and community development and an orientation...