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  1. Key Resource 2016-03-01 This article is from ECHO Asia Note #27 When planning to construct a “Cold Room” or “Seed Storage Room” for the purpose of preserving seed viability, one must first consider principles for optimum seed storage. InECHO Asia Note 14(July 2012), we shared results from our comparison of vacuum...  
  2. Key Resource This article is from ECHO Asia Note # 31. Saving your own seeds can be a cost-effective way to access crop seed for future planting and to help maintain the planet’s plant biodiversity. Whether you plant your own saved seeds, give them away to friends and neighbors, or distribute them through...  
  3. Key Resource 2020-05-29 This article is from ECHO Asia Note # 42 The integration of livestock on the smallholder farm is often a key component to the long-term sustainability of the farm, specifically by means of critical nutrient cycling. Livestock play a unique and critical role on the farm, transforming plant and...  
  4. Key Resource Introduction Given the proper facilities necessary to store seeds long-term, whereby low temperature and low humidity are kept stable over time, it is very possible to store most orthodox seeds for several years at a time in the tropics (Harrington, 1972). Unfortunately, implementation and...  
  5. Plant Information customized to the ECHO Asia Seed Bank. These seeds are available from the Asia Seed Bank only for shipment within Asia. Please go to The ECHO Asia Seed Bank for more information on ordering.  
  6. The ECHO East Africa Newsletter contains updates on the activities of the staff, and partners of the ECHO Regional Impact Center in Arusha, Tanzania.  
  7. ECHO Asia Notesis a quarterly technical e-bulletin containing articles of interest to agriculture and community development workers in Asia. This list contains articles from ECHO Asia Notes, many of which have been translated into regional languages.  
  8. ECHO Asia Notesis a quarterly technical e-bulletin containing articles of interest to agriculture and community development workers in Asia. Besides the English version, many articles have been or are currently beingtranslated into: Burmese Bahasa Indonesia Hindi Khmer Mandarin Thai Vietnamese  
  9. ECHO East Africa Notesis a technical e-bulletin containing articles of interest to agriculture and community development workers in East Africa.  
  10. General description and special characteristics – A slender annual climbing to 3.0 -3.7 m (10-12 ft) tall with edible fruits and young vines that may be prepared in a variety of ways. The fruits are pear-shaped or oblong, growing to 10-15cm (4-6 in) long.