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  1. 2022-07-01 Extending the quality of fresh produce has implications for marketing as well as for household consumption. We have emphasized postharvest handling of tropical fruit; however, many of the principles and practices in this series of articles also apply to fruit-bearing vegetables and leafy greens...  
  2. 2022-07-01 This chicken compost system is adapted from the system taught by Geoff Lawton, permaculture consultant, designer, author, and teacher. Jordan was taught this system by Geoff Lawton in one of his Permaculture Design Courses and then brought it and adapted it to the context of the ECHO Global Farm...  
  3. 2022-07-01 The common onion (Allium cepa L.) is an important vegetable used in food preparation worldwide. The main edible portion of the plant is the bulb, which grows in the soil and is formed by fleshy scales which are modified leaves (Wu et al., 2016). ECHO’s Global Seed Bank offers a variety called ‘...  
  4. 2022-07-01 Here Andrew Lotze shares his experience with microcontrollers in conjunction with BeerSheba Project work in Senegal. His thoughts are in reference to the EDN 155 [http://edn.link/2myd6p] article on agricultural applications for microcontrollers.
     
  5. 2022-04-12 The main purpose of this article is to create awareness of microcontrollers as a low-cost approach for real-time monitoring of environmental factors related to small-scale agriculture. The first section presents potential uses of data, such as air and soil temperature, which can be monitored...  
  6. 2022-04-12 This systemprioritizes chicken health and robustness by attempting to recreate conditions natural to chickens. This system does not produce as much as industrial systems, but can be more profitable for small-scale farmers by reducing both risks and costs. It focuses on growing vigorous chickens...  
  7. 2022-04-12 In this article, we present the maize variety ‘KDV-1.’  
  8. 2022-04-12 Many farmers face difficulties in navigating the complexities of marketing their crops. A single farmer may not have enough to justify bringing his or her crop to market. During the peak of the season when the market is flooded with produce, it may not be economically feasible for a farmer to...
     
  9. 2022-04-12 It was recently brought to our attention that the World Health Organization also has resources on medicinal plants in a four-volume set. Volumes are organized by scientific name of the plant and include a great deal of information. While some information may not be what most of ECHO’s network is...
     
  10. 2022-01-12 Chipilín (Crotalaria longirostrata) is native to southern Mexico and Central America. This species of Crotalaria is a popular food plant in countries such as Guatemala and El Salvador (Morton, 1994). It is probably the species of the genus Crotalaria most used as food. The young leaves and shoots...