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  1. Key Resource ECHO Partner Our website hosts training videos in support of sustainable agriculture in developing countries. If you are interested in this, we hope you will find videos that will be of use to you and your partners. We have 14 Access Agriculture video categories under which you will find quality,...  
  2. Reviewed by Timothy Watkins The Permanent Agriculture Resources and Forest Agriculture Research Management Center, led by Craig Elevitch, recently released their Agroforestry Design Tool for Beta testing and held a series of webinars [http://edn.link/qffwe4] guiding users through the tool....  
  3. The World Vegetable Center, as the name implies, focuses on vegetables to reduce poverty and malnutrition. Their website has numerous, helpful resources and publications. Among them are videos on how to save vegetable seed. They cover amaranth, eggplant, nightshade (see EDN 103), pumpkin and...  
  4. Strong Harvest International has a peer educator manual to facilitate communication about moringa. The manual is available in seven languages--English, French (for West Africa), Haitian Creole, Spanish, Arabic, Portuguese and Swahili. Though the 20-page section with training illustrations...  
  5. SOMOS Semilla Seed Library brings education and food sovereignty to the community, strengthening the long-term health of our environment through seed saving. Our work is interconnected to a growing international movement of free seed advocates. The Challenge Quality organic seeds adapted to this...  
  6. Agricultural Options for Small-Scale Farmers isa book filled with practical options for those working to assist small-holder farmers and urban gardeners in the tropics and subtropics, many of whom struggle to produce enough food to feed their families. How can we help the farmer who must survive...  
  7. Herbs are herbaceous plants used to flavor foods and for home remedies. It is best to seed or transplant herbs during cooler months in the tropics. Flowers, as well as being pleasing ornamentals, serve to attract pollinators and beneficial insects. Flowers are also used as companion plants, to...
     
  8. Grain crops produce edible,dry seeds, which can be stored for long periods of time. True cereal grains are members of the grass family. Other grain-like crops are called pseudo-cereals. Most grains are good sources of protein, carbohydrates, and B vitamins. Cultivars vary widely in their seasonal...
     
  9. A wide variety of plants can be used as pasture and forage crops in the tropics. Of these, a few are particularly important due to their wide adaptability, ease of growth, high yield potential, and high nutritional value. Most of these are either grasses or legumes. The majority of the grasses...
     
  10. Industrial crops provide oils, fiber, or chemicals from leaves, seeds, bark, or roots for income or on-farm use. Plants in our collection are used for edible oil, confection, forage, fiber, fuel oil, or as a pesticide.