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  1. 2012-04-20 In the past, we have written about different types of micro irrigation in EDN ; for example, we wrote about using clay pots for irrigation inEDN 97. This is a very good option, but unless pots are made locally, it can be expensive. Graham Knight of BioDesign in the UK has gathered information...  
  2. 2019-07-24 Network member Lance Edwards works in Zimbabwe. He told us about using and promoting inexpensive, water-conserving planting beds that he calls 100-fold gardens. These are a type of “wicking bed”; they are lined with plastic so that water pools at the bottom in a reservoir. From there, water moves...  
  3. 1996-10-19 Book Review:"How to Make a Rope and Washer Pump" The Rus Pump The Rower Pump, West African Version Home-Made Water Repellent for Wood Preserving Wooden Bee Hives "Wick" Suggested to Preserve Untreated Poles Pedal-Powered Vehicles Sawdust Used to Fill Old Tractor Tires Simple Sawdust Cookers How...
     
  4. 2012-04-20 Many of you are already familiar withECHO’s previously published book,Amaranth to Zai Holes (A-Z ), acompilation of the first 51 issues ofEDN . Agricultural Options for Small-Scale Farmersis a sequel to A-Z , with contentdrawn primarily from issues 52 through100 of EDN , but also containing...  
  5. 2012-04-20 One key aspect of those who live in poverty is a lack of options. Personal finances are one area in which lack of options can have a huge impact on a family and community. Sometimes income and/or expenses are irregular, leaving folks vulnerable. The opportunity to borrow a small amount of money...  
  6. 2003-04-20 Politically and economically, the ten plus years our family has been in Haiti have been rather tumultuous. There was a coup in October of 1991 against President Jean Bertrand Aristide, then four years of crushing embargo when gasoline cost $20 a gallon and neither tools nor parts could be...  
  7. 2019-07-24 Over the past 35 years, Farmer Managed Natural Regeneration (FMNR) has restored forests on millions of hectares of land in at least 24 countries. FMNR has also had some surprising results. For example, the introduction of FMNR in the Talensi District of Northern Ghana has boosted farmers’ local...  
  8. 2019-07-24 Several years ago, in a meeting, an ECHO staff member wondered aloud about the importance of literacy as it relates to agriculture. We received feedback from a few network members on this topic; their thoughts are shared below.  
  9. 2019-07-24 Patrick Trail, an ECHO Asia staff member, compiled a picture-based guide for constructing earthbag houses for seed storage in Asia. Earthbag houses have been used by multiple seed banks in Asia as an alternative to more costly conventional structures. At this writing, construction of an earthbag...  
  10. 1996-10-19 Appropriate Technology Microfiche Library Volunteers in Technical Assistance (VITA) Intermediate Technology's Technical Enquiry Unit FAKT Association for Appropriate Technology SIFAT (Servants in Faith And Technology/Southern Institute for Appropriate Technology) The Appropriate Technology...