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Fah Mui is a local farmer and member of the ECHO Asia network. Below she shared her story and experience with System of Rice Intensification, or SRI, a tool promoted throughout the ECHO Asia network as a way to increase farmers’ rice yields and reduce their inputs.
Lessons and Practices from Community Health and Community Animal Health Programs ECHO Technical Note #83 By: Brian Flanagan as a USAID-funded Modernizing Extension and Advisory Services (MEAS; www.meas.illinois.edu) project Active learning and exchange of knowledge are key to farmer adoption of...
The Habari Maalum Tree Nursery, outside of Arusha, Tanzania, provides over 200,000 tree seedlings per year to the surrounding villages. Until recently, HM has relied upon forest soil collected from the Olmotonyi Forest on the lower slopes of Mt Meruto replenish their nursery. Increasingly, there...
We have recently been receiving an increase in requests for audio and video training resources, especially for resources in languages other than English. As a community, we have the opportunity to share resources and increase the overall impact of what we produce. Here is a great example: This...
In this video I demonstrate the use of a husking peg to harvest corn. The tool is made by splitting a piece of straight grained wood, carving a point on one end and drilling two holes for attaching the finger loop. On the peg I use in the video the loop is made from a piece of inner tube from a...
This comprehensive book on the art and science of seed saving demystifies the time-honored tradition of collecting the seeds of more than 75 crops-from heirloom tomatoes and peppers to century-old varieties of beans and grains. InThe Seed Garden, Seed Savers Exchange and the Organic Seed Alliance...
Because of Florida's tropical and subtropical climates, it is especially important for the state'sgardeners to incorporate areas that provide refuge from the heat and sun. Yet little is available about how to garden effectively for shade so that the end result is varied, attractive, and...
One person can change the world. In Ghana, West Africa, a baby boy was born: Two bright eyes blinked into the light, two tiny fists opened and closed, but only one strong leg kicked. Here is the inspiring true story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah, who cycled an incredible four hundred miles across...
Sister Mary Jerome has a nephew named Mike. He works for Catholic Relief Services in Burkina Faso, West Africa. He visited our class to tell us about his experiences.
Whether a lifelong resident of tropical Asia or having just arrived, anyone with an interest in food security or local diets should find this guide very helpful. And hopefully the cooks and farmers who have invested their local knowledge into this effort have felt affirmed as well. 2 Copies