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  1. 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...  
  2. Session:There exists a perfect synergy between research and community perceptions and expectations in agro-ecology. Farmer involvement provides evidence-based research questions and fosters in-depth research and constructive findings for the society. The presentation shares strategies for farmer...  
  3. Presented at the ECHO International Agriculture Conference 2015 This talk will focus on the positive results we have obtained and hope to further achieve by using Conservation Agriculture (CA), as well as the main barriers and challenges faced in implementing CA in differing contexts. We will...  
  4. 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...  
  5. Speaker Bio: Samuel Gurel is a certified SCAA Q Grader instructor and has instructed several Q grader classes in China. Samuel has been involved in all aspects of the coffee industry for the past 10 years and has been on the judging committees of several barista competitions. He has presented...  
  6. Session:This presentation will be co-presented through a combination of video and discussion. Village chickens play a vital role in the lives of rural poor, providing meat, eggs, and income from sales which meet family needs. They are generally owned by women and children and provide food...  
  7. Small-scale farming is a surprisingly complex enterprise with multiple areas of risk that also present opportunities for impact. This session aims to introduce some "systems thinking", a couple of simple tools and a measure of humility to our development efforts. Presenter :David Erickson serves...
     
  8. In this session we will explore how seven steps of learning design, “4 A’s” for designing learning activities, and taking account of cognitive domains and learning styles can energize the farmer-teacher interaction.The ideas we will use in this session are based on the teachings of Jane Vella...  
  9. This presentation explores the benefits of linguistic and cultural sensitivity to increase the effectiveness and acceptability of agricultural development projects. Two examples of well-intentioned development projects, which failed for lack of cultural understanding, are cited – one a...  
  10. Plenary, ECHO Appropriate Technology Virtual Fair, September 3, 2020 Erwin Kinsey and Harold Msanya, ECHO East Africa Design is a creative process in which everyone can engage meaningfully in addressing community-level problems. Solutions are better when the design process is inclusive and when...