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    2014-02-26 Pastoralism is a livelihood whereby people depend upon herding domesticated livestock. In East Africa, pastoralists depend primarily upon cattle, sheep, donkeys, goats and camels— listed in order of least resilience as one moves into drier and more arid lowland areas. Pastoralists play an...  
  2. Key Resource 2014-04-01 ECHO frequently receives questions from members of our network, asking how available land could be used to grow food and/or create income to augment an otherwise non-agricultural project. Broadly speaking, they are asking how to begin an institutional agriculture project—a coordinated agriculture...  
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    2014-06-01 When you come across an especially promising local variety of a crop grown in your area, how can you enable other farmers to try out this variety? If a farmer gives you 30 seeds of an exceptional variety, how might you go about distributing these? How does seed flow happen in and among...  
  4. Key Resource 2014-01-01 In order to achieve high levels of agricultural productivity in the tropics at the lowest possible economic and ecological costs, we need to properly understand the relationship between nutrients in the soil and crop productivity. For this to happen, the current understanding needs to change. The...  
  5. 2014-01-01 Linking Small Scale Farmers to Markets through a Value Chain Approach and the Role of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) “Value chain” has recently emerged as a popular business and development concept. The growing integration of the global economy has provided the opportunity for...  
  6. 2014-04-20 Why Many African Farmers Choose Not to Engage in Development Russian Comfrey for Fertilizer, Feed and More Living Mulch under Maize Risk Aversion and Diversification
     
  7. 2014-06-14 This article is from ECHO Asia Note #21 It was an afternoon of 2002 when I first read about SRI. As an extension officer in the District Agriculture Development Office (DADO), I started promoting SRI in the following years in the district of Morang, Nepal. Over this time I observed hundreds of...  
  8. 2014-10-20 Bringing Back the Pollinators From ECHO’s Seed Bank: ECHO Plants that Attract Pollinators Echoes from our Network: Cucumber as an intercrop Book Reviews: 100 Tropical Fruits, Nuts, and Spices for the Central African Garden by Roy Danforth and Paul Noren Agroforestry in the Central African Home...
     
  9. 2014-07-01 FONDAMA Yard Garden Program From ECHO’s Seed Bank: 2013/2014 Tomato Observation Trial From Our Regional Impact Centers Books, Websites and Other Resources: Perennial Vegetables In Memoriam: Richard D. Chapin
     
  10. 2014-10-15 This article is from ECHO Asia Note #22 Today, if someone were to ask me to help build a small system on their urban rental property, would I use cement rings? The easy answer is yes, but....