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  1. 2020-06-01 COVID-19 Notice PLEASE NOTE - This Tropical Agriculture Development Course has been canceled due to the COVID-19 virus. We apologize for any inconvenience. If you have any questions please Contact Us. Those interested in preparing for short to long-term involvement in international agriculture...  
  2. 2018-09-10 Did you know that of 250,000 identified plant species worldwide that only 30 species provide 95 percent of our global food energy needs? And that only three of these crops – wheat, maize and rice – provide half of the world’s food? With severe weather extremes and other risks to global food...  
  3. 2019-01-07 Registration has reached capacity. We are no longer accepting registrations for this course. Those interested in preparing for short to long-term involvement in international agriculture development are encouraged to participate in this five-day course. Topics and discussions will be centered on...  
  4. 2019-11-19 It's nearly time for ECHO's International Agriculture Conference! Join ECHO in Fort Myers, Florida for our annualthree-day conference that will discuss challenges facing small scale farmers and development workers in the tropics. You can learn more about the 2019 ECHO International Agriculture...  
  5. 2020-07-27 To safeguard against COVID-19, and the spread of the novel coronavirus, some on-campus ECHO Florida training events have been modified. ·Small-Scale Livestock Workshop, July 27 – 31, 2020 has beencancelled. Learn about small-scale management of livestock in the tropics during this one week...  
  6. 2019-09-16 ECHO offers over 350 varieties in its Florida seed bank requiring diverse approaches to growing, processing, and storing seeds. This five-day course will begin in ECHO’s seed production plots to help participants better understand how crops are managed and harvested. Techniques related to both...  
  7. 2020-01-20 Those interested in preparing for short to long-term involvement in international agriculture development are encouraged to participate in this five-day course. Topics and discussions will be centered on improved food security and agricultural livelihoods for small-scale farmers in developing...  
  8. 2020-09-14 To safeguard against COVID-19, and the spread of the novel coronavirus, some on-campus ECHO Florida training events have been modified. ·Small-Scale Livestock Workshop, July 27 – 31, 2020 has beencancelled. Those interested in preparing for short to long-term involvement in international...  
  9. 2018-01-15 Those interested in preparing for short/long-term involvement in agricultural development internationally are encouraged to participate in this one-week course held two times a year. Course participants will gain an introduction to aspects of poverty and community development and an orientation...  
  10. 2019-07-15 Agroforestry is the agricultural practice of combining the management of annual crops and/or animals with trees. Agroforestry systems, largely composed of perennial crops, offer the resilience needed to address extreme climatic issues such as drought and torrential rain, along with social and...