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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. 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...  
  3. 2019-09-16 ECHO offers over 350 varieties in its Florida seed bank requiring diverse approaches to growing, processing, and storing seeds. This five-day course will begin in ECHO’s seed production plots to help participants better understand how crops are managed and harvested. Techniques related to both...  
  4. 2020-01-20 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 improved food security and agricultural livelihoods for small-scale farmers in developing...  
  5. 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...  
  6. 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...  
  7. 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...  
  8. 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...  
  9. 2019-07-15 Agroforestry is the agricultural practice of combining the management of annual crops and/or animals with trees. Agroforestry systems, largely composed of perennial crops, offer the resilience needed to address extreme climatic issues such as drought and torrential rain, along with social and...  
  10. 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...