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  1. 2015-05-19 Mulch is a protective covering of organic material laid over the soil around plants to prevent erosion, retain moisture, and to enrich soil. Paper mulch, made of magazines, boxes and other paper materials, is laid on top of traditional materials such as grass, fruit peels and leaves. This...
     
  2. 2020-04-14 In this issue: Responding in the Case of an Epidemic or Pandemic A Tip of the Hat to the Tippy Tap Promoting Biodiversity on Maize Smallholdings From ECHO's Seed Bank:Fast-Growing Plants for Household Food Supply Echoes from Our Network: 100-fold gardens in Honduras Books, Web Sites, and Other...
     
  3. 2020-04-08 As I walk the farm with Mr. Tuntun in rural Myanmar, I can’t help but smile as he proudly shows me the biochar he now makes and uses in his potting mix for his fruit tree seedlings. Instead of burning, he now turns his organic waste material from the farm into a valuable resource that can be used...  
  4. 2020-11-02 The 2020 International Agriculture Conference will feature leading voices in various aspects of agricultural development—practitioners, scientists, and community leaders. Content will be presented in plenary and concurrent breakout sessions, with ample opportunities to network with each other, as...
     
  5. 2015-10-28 In This Issue: Permaculture In Development: An introduction to permaculture and its application in agriculture development From ECHO's Seed Bank: Inca nut (Plukenetia volubilis) Books, Websites and Other Resources (See PDF Version) Download EDN 129 Excerpt:Permaculture In Development: An...
     
  6. 2015-04-06 Two new field experiments are being established this month at ECHO’s Global Demonstration Farm in southwest Florida. Both studies involve tropical legumes, which provide farmers with a source ofgreen manure, grain, and/or animal fodder.  
  7. 2020-04-03 The primary purpose of this role is to lead and coordinate effective operations of the ECHO Asia Seed Bank according to the goals and objectives of the Asia Regional Impact Center. Housed at the ECHO Asia Farm, the Seed Bank primarily serves the needs of network members, as well as other...  
  8. 2020-03-19 Featured in this Asia Note A Snapshot of the ECHO Asia Small Farm Resource Center & Seed Bank Black Soldier Fly System of the FrangipaniLangkawi Organic Farm ECHO Asia Upcoming Events Small Scale Fish Culture Workshop ECHO Asia Career Opportunities Career Opportunity: ECHO Asia Agricultural...
     
  9. 2015-06-16 "Aquaponics is a food production system that combines conventional aquaculturewith hydroponics in a symbiotic environment." (Wikipedia) By combining these two systems farmers are able to increase their yield, decrease costs and deal sustainably with some of the challenges of hydroculture. In...  
  10. 2015-06-09 In January, twenty four farmers gathered in Mkonoo villiage near Arusha Tanzania. They came together in the home of a widow by the name of Kalainey Lobarani to learn more about water harvesting and kitchen gardening techniques. Like so many small-scale farmers around the world their main interest...