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  1. 2015-03-26 Around the world, many agriculturists and gardeners are adopting soil amendments and fertilizers that are called bokashi. Bokashi is a Japanese word that has no good translation into English. However, all types of bokashi are produced through fermentation processes. Small amounts of beneficial...  
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  3. 2015-03-26 Plants have been used since ancient times to heal and cure diseases and to improve health and wellbeing. Despite ancient nature of the tradition, medicinal plants still form the basis of traditional or indigenous health systems and are reported by the World Health Organization (WHO) to still be...  
  4. 2015-11-18 The cyclical relationship between agricultural development and human health can hinder or drive economic development. In this presentation, Dr. Hanson will explore the impacts of poor health on agricultural productivity and yield; and the inter-connected role of food scarcity and malnutrition on...  
  5. 2014-11-18 Climate change will have its worst effects on the world’s poorest people. Perennial crops and agroforestry systems can help reduce the effects of climate change by sequestering carbon, while also helping to address social and environmental challenges through restoration of degraded land,...  
  6. 2015-11-18 Dr. Motis and Betsy Langford were introduced to the 2-4-2 system by Dr. B.B. Singh at the Ukulima Farm research station in South Africa in Feb. of 2015. They subsequently planned and conducted this experiment with other legumes at the main ECHO campus in North Fort Myers, Florida.  
  7. 2015-03-26 Growing and using Moringa can transform the health and economics of people dealing with resource limitations. Beth Doerr is an ECHO specialist on the Moringa plant, its production and the many uses and benefits of its growth, leaves and seeds.  
  8. 2014-11-18 Animal agriculture – the integration of domesticated animals of all types with agriculture practices.Sustainable development – the overused and oftentimes misunderstood or misrepresented concept of “improving” something and having that last for a “long period of time”.Ecological restoration – the...  
  9. 2014-11-17 Related to an initiative for street children in Nyeri, Kenya to empower them to start their own businesses, inquiries revealed that animal feed preservation for the growing dairy industry was a business opportunity. Low-cost harvesting and baling equipment was introduced in 2010 to facilitate...
     
  10. 2015-03-26 This workshop will explored ideas for irrigating vegetable gardens including ideas for homemade irrigation systems as well as factory made irrigation systems. Beth has a B.A in International Agribusiness and is a former ECHO intern who returned to ECHO in 2004 after working for 13 years in...