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  1. Session:Ken’s research focuses on smallholder farming systems in sub-Saharan Africa, and in particular problems of soil fertilitywith emphasis on nitrogen fixation by legumes and the temporal and spatial dynamics of resources within crop/livestock farming systems. Biographical information:Ken...  
  2. Neil Rowe Miller serves with Mennonite Central Committee as a technical advisor to conservation agriculture projects funded by the Canadian Food Grains Bank in eastern Africa. His career spans 33 years working with small-scale farmers in the developing world as well as consultingfor large-scale...  
  3. Session:Soil degradation and rapid change are faced across Africa, and require attention to both old and new technologies. Over two decades of action research with farmers in Malawi has shown that smallholder food production and nutrition can be improved through biological principles and targeted...  
  4. Session:The session will focus on how Citizen Voice and Action (CVA) approach will improve nutrition and health system strengthening at the community level. Biographical information:Esther Mongi has Masters degree in Business Administration, currently working as a Gender and Advocacy Manager at...  
  5. Cover crops play a key role in sustainable agriculture by providing sustainable sources of nutrients as well as protective soil cover to minimize erosion and reduce moisture stresses. Examples of successful cover cropping systems in East Africa will be illustrated as well as constraints and...  
  6. Session:ICTs can bridge the distance between farmers and extension officers through radio combined with mobile phones.Agricultural extension officers are an invaluable resource for farmers looking to increase their yields. Extension officers can provide tips on combating a new disease, or advice...  
  7. Competition for mulch and fodder is one of the key issues constraining successful conservation agriculture in areas where livestock are a part of the agricultural system. Convenor: Putso Nyathi is a Conservation Agriculture Technical Officer for Southern Africa with MCC supporting CFGB funded...  
  8. Material is presented in English and Kiswahili Parthenium hysterophorus is a noxious weed invading East Africa. It reduces crop growth and can harm the health of both humans and animals. ECHO is raising awareness of it through an educational video, presentations, and community involvement.  
  9. The presentation will elaborate how to identify farmer motivators, preparations before and after selecting them, what is their expectations, how to work with them, building their capacity and confidence. Presenter :Chrispin Mirambo Is the Agronomist and community development professional with 19...  
  10. Official Welcome to the 2017 ECHOEast Africa Symposium on Sustainable Agriculture Best Practices (Feb 7-9) from Bruce Wilson, ECHO Director of Strategic Initiatives. Bruce will describe the ECHOcommunity.org resources, and then give a vision for a consensus on symposia in the future. ECHO has...