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  1. A GMCC is... “A species of plant, often but not always leguminous, whether a tree, bush, vine or crawling plant, which is used by a farmer for one or several purposes, at least one of which is that of maintaining or improving soil fertility or controlling weeds.” Roland Bunch Green manures are...  
  2. 1996-10-19 The International Cover Crop Clearinghouse Enthusiasm for Cover Crops Green Manure Crops Offer Tremendous Advantages to the Small Farm in the Third World, by Roland Bunch What We Have Learned to Date About Green Manure Crops for Small Farmers, by Roland Bunch Innovations in Green Manures Jack...
     
  3. Key Resource 2017-05-26 By integrating legumes into cropping systems, small-scale farmers in low-resource settings can invest in the long-term health and resilience of their soils. Success or failure depends largely on choosing the right legume(s). With that in mind, this document presents insights on legume selection...  
  4. Most farmers know very well that in a forest many plants grow all the time, but the soil never wears out. The soil in a forest also never gets so hard that someone has to plow it. Even more amazing, the plants in a forest do not suffer from droughts. In other words, forest soils stay productive,...  
  5. 2014-10-20  
  6. 2017-01-19 Dr. Motispresented an overview of the use of tropical legumes as green manure/cover crops. Drawing on findings from ECHO research, this talk will cover 1) benefits of legumes, 2) basic characteristics and growth requirements of some commonly grown legumes, and 3) ways to integrate these into...  
  7. 2010-12-20  
  8. 2014-10-27 The following photos were all taken in the fields or homes of practicing farmers in Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, Costa Rica, Haiti, Ecuador, Peru, Paraguay, Benin, Cameroon, Japan, Thailand and Indonesia  
  9. ECHO offers many Green Manures and Cover Crops in our seed banks around the world. For more information about available varieties see theGMCC Plant InformationSheets.