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The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the value of biofortified staple crops as a practical, cost-effective wayto deliver essential micronutrients to vulnerable rural communities in low- and middle-income countries—especially smallholder farming families who cannot afford or readily access...
This is the first session of a LIVE TALK SERIES on "Risk Management for Agri-SME Finance" co-hosted by the Smallholder and Agri-SME Finance and Investment Network (SAFIN) and the Forum for Agricultural Risk Management in Development (FARM-D) in collaboration with the International Labour...
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...
Why is organic matter important? What causes biological degradation? How can I assess my soil biology and how can I improve it? This training is the 4th in a series discussing soil science.
Have you ever experienced a challenge that did not appear to have a solution? Technology, across time has helped solve many problems that humans have faced. In smallholder agriculture, Appropriate Technology helps address the unique problems that small-scale farmers experience. At ECHO's...
COVID-19 recovery that builds back better needs to take into account equipping families and communities to be self-sufficient, meeting their daily needs as much as possible from their immediate environment, no matter what the economic circumstances their country is going through.Farmer-Managed...
This article is from ECHO Asia Note #43 Soil microbes influence almost every food production system on earth. Microbial life helps build and maintain human society because they are among our greatest agricultural allies. Ten years ago, I began studying an exceptional group of soil microbes called...