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  1. 2015-10-30 The word permaculture is mentioned with increasing frequency in speeches, books and magazine articles on sustainability and food security. What is permaculture? Is it a movement? A philosophy? Simply a set of design tools? In this article, I answer the above questions by looking at permaculture...  
  2. 2016-01-25 Gene Fifer at Cornell University responds to Brad Ward’s article on permaculture in EDN 129 in "Potential Constraints to Sharing Permaculture Ideas." Abram Bicksler, Director of ECHO’s Impact Center in Thailand, writes in response to the article about Inca nut in EDN 129 "Caution about Inca Nut."...  
  3. 1996-10-19 Book Reviews:Natural Crop Protection Based on Local Farm ResourcesandNatural Pest and Disease Control "Biological Control of Arthropod Pests and Weeds" Course Book Review:The Compendium of Plant Disease Series Book Review:Insects in Your Gardenin Haitian Creole Rodale Institute Plant Protection...
     
  4. Key Resource 2015-07-23 Climate change will have a huge impact on the world’s poorest people. Crop yields have already gone down in the tropics and are projected to drop by 15-30% by 2080 in Africa, South Asia, and Central America (Hoffman 2013). Some countries could reach a 50% loss of agricultural productivity; in...  
  5. 1996-10-19 Book Review:Educational and Training Opportunities in Sustainable Agriculture A Resource List from ATTRA Book Review:Extension and Education Materials for Sustainable Agriculture Book Review:Farming for the Future: An Introduction to Low-External Input and Sustainable Agriculture ILEIA...
     
  6. 2013-10-20 No matter how much you have tried to learnbefore taking on an agriculture project, gaps in knowledge are inevitable. You might even be working in the area of agriculture without any formal training in the subject. ECHO shares helpful agricultural information through our ECHOcommunity.org website,...  
  7. 2015-10-30 Inca nut (Plukenetia volubilis) is a forest plant from the South American Amazon where it has been used as a wild food source for over 3000 years. It is gaining attention as a valuable vegetable oil crop, and is now being grown more widely. ECHO recently obtained seed from Southeast Asia, which...  
  8. 2016-01-25 In EDN 127, we mentioned that a number of MEAS (Modernizing Extension and Advisory Services) documents were being summarized and distilled for ECHO’s audience. An article on Farmer Engagement in Agriculture Extension was shared in EDN 128, and we want to continue to highlight these articles as...  
  9. 2016-01-25 ECHO’s Seed Bank has several new vegetable varieties, profiled below.  
  10. 2016-01-25 When trying to find affordable planting containers in the developing world, organizations and workers all over have promoted the use of a readily-available waste resource: tires. Over the years, many have asked whether or not tires contain harmful chemicals that could potentially be taken up by...