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  1. The ECHO Asia Foundation Thailand, a regional extension arm of ECHO Inc., exists to equip and empower workers in agriculture and community development so that they can be more effective in their work with smallholder farmers and the poor in Asia to improve food security and livelihoods. We do...  
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  3. This center was was developed to provideECHO services to help those in East Africa who work with the poormore effectively,especially in the area of agriculture and alternative methods. ECHO East Africa works as a basic training centergivingtechnical assistanceto help organizations and community...  
  4. These people were trained on several themes such as Farming God's Way, bio-digester construction, compost making, gardening, and livestock. The ECHO West Africa Impact Center seeks to extend the services of ECHO to help those working with the poor in West Africa to be more effective, especially...  
  5. 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...
     
  6. 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...
     
  7. 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...
     
  8. 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.
     
  9. These annual vegetable crops are vining, climbing, or bushy succulent plants. The fruits are grown for eating, oil processing, or containers. Fruits are harvested before seed maturation for fresh consumption. Varieties used for oil are harvested when the fruits are fully mature and the vine stem...
     
  10. Leafy vegetables are good sources of dietary fiber, vitamins (A, C, and B-complex), and minerals (especially calcium, iron, magnesium, and phosphorus). Dark green leaves are generally more nutritious than lighter green or yellow leaves. Some leafy vegetables contain anti-nutritive substances such...