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  1. 2017-12-05 Since accepting its first intern in 1981, ECHO has guided the professional development of more than 245 interns. ECHO’s Internship is a paid, 14-month program. It provides an opportunity for professional and personal growth for college graduates pursuing a career in international community...
     
  2. 2017-05-22 Seed availability for small-scale farmers can be unpredictable and unreliable. Commercial products are often out of reach financially or geographically and can lead to loss of biodiversity. ECHO's seed banks provide sample packets of seeds to evaluate for potential crop production in challenging...  
  3. 2017-11-03 At the invitation of the United Methodist Church of Cuba, in early October, a team of three ECHO staff traveled to Cuba. During the five day visit, the team was shown four sites in which the church is currently farming or plans to farm. Following are the team’s observations. Land tenure in Cuba...  
  4. 2017-05-09 The first edition of ECHO Central America / Caribbean Notes (CACN) presented the article “Making Silage in Vichada“written by Dexter B. Dombro. From this article we learned that silage is an important supplement to feed livestock during long droughts when grasses dry up and lose nutrients. Silage...
     
  5. 2017-07-17 In This Issue: Crop monitoring for early detection of insect pests A mystery lychee-related illness is solved Do all parts of a chaya plant contain hydrocyanic acid? Echoes from our Network: Women and Agriculture response from SaraDelaney on Farming as a Family Business From ECHO's Seed Bank: Are...
     
  6. 2017-04-11 Through many mistakes and trials, Sarah Hornsby, and husband Jim, learned much of the practical use of medicinal plants from their experience in Matagalpa, Nicaragua. The reforestation project started with the purchase of land in the Arenal Forest Reserve. From there, the learning process began...  
  7. 2017-11-17 This short film was selected as one of the top eight entries in the Youth Agroecology Short Film Competition, a collaboration between theAgroecology Learning Alliancein Southeast Asia and theLuang Prabang Film Festival. Selected from dozens of submissions from Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, and...  
  8. 2017-03-13 Scientists warn that global fish stocks are on the verge of collapse due to the effects of climate change and overfishing, fueling concerns of increased malnutrition. This not only translates into less fish for human consumption but, ironically, impacts aquaculture as commercial fish feed...  
  9. 2017-08-15 "Since I was a young girl I was interested in agriculture but had never had the opportunity to put it into practice until now, 40 years later. I discovered the FFF method of growing corn and I decided to try it instead of tiring out the soil each year. FFF reconstructs the soil and instead of...
     
  10. 2017-09-15 The 6th Biennial ECHO Asia Agriculture and Community Development Conference will take place on October 3-6, 2017, in Chiang Mai, Thailand! Our conference theme "Improving Lives" expresses our desire to partner with you as we train, equip, and grow our network to impact the lives and livelihoods...