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  1. 2018-07-18 In this issue: Farmer Field School Trials of 2:4:2 Maize/Legume Intercropping Laurel Wilt Disease: "Save the Guac!" Echoes from our Network: Metal silos for grain storage From ECHO's Seed Bank: Culantro Let’s Restore Our Land and Farming for Change curriculum Download EDN 140 Farmer Field School...
     
  2. 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...  
  3. 2018-12-04 The celebration of the 25th annual International Agriculture Conference featured many exceptional speakers, opportunities for networking and hands-on training. For those of you who were unable to attend this year, or for those wanting to review the material presented we are excited to announce...
     
  4. 2018-06-29 Let’s Restore Our Land explains important aspects of community-based development by following the story of the Katindi people in Zambia. Led by Pastor Simon, they analyze, plan, and implement practical solutions to the challenges they face. Diverse subjects include soil improvement, tree...  
  5. 2015-02-04 Featured in this EDN Bicycle Pump Vacuum Sealer for Seed Storage Selenium and Human Health From ECHO’s Seed Bank: Sorghum Pollination ECHO South Africa Research Update Books, Websites and Other Resources In Memoriam: Dr. Frank Martin Upcoming Events
     
  6. 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...
     
  7. 2018-03-22 Traditional diets included a wide variety of ingredients from myriad wild and domesticated plants. Regional cuisines were shaped by native species in their local environment and by gradually-adopted plants from distant places. The modern global food system and market pressures have reversed this...
     
  8. 2018-05-08 In this issue: Anthropology as a Tool for Facilitating Agricultural Development Invasion of the Fall Armyworm Echoes from our Network: Millipede Damage after First Rains From ECHO's Seed Bank: Passionfruit Download EDN 139 Alien Invasions, People-centered development, and the Passion(fruit) From...
     
  9. 2015-05-05 Excerpt:Private Service Providers: Preferred by Smallholders Like all farmers, smallholder farmers require support services to provide production inputs, to market surplus production and to contribute other services like contract mechanization (for land preparation, post-harvest processing,...
     
  10. 2015-03-16 The 2015 Symposium sponsored by the John Deere Foundation explored the complex linkages between conflict and hunger and underscored the fundamental importance of reconciliation work for regaining food security in post-conflict settings. As the Symposium Plenary Speaker, Dr. Emmanuel Katongole...