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  1. 2009-10-20 As a member of our network, you have an opportunity to beeyes and ears for ECHO! One of ECHO’s unique strengths is the ability to learn from individuals in our network and then in turn share with our broader network. We often ask for permission to quote from an e-mail or letter, either in the...  
  2. 2009-10-20 Bill Mebane corresponded with ECHO’s Farm Manager Danny Blank regarding some questions about tilapia production. We excerpt some of the correspondence here, for your information. Danny had asked for advice and feedback about ideas for a flow through, green water system using periphyton...  
  3. 1996-10-19 Sweet Potato Crop Production Bulletin Sweet Potato Cultivars Available Sweet Potato Cookbook Living Support Poles for Yams
     
  4. 2010-01-20 Pig farming in Tanzania has primarily been for a long time of backyard and informal sector producers. However in order to secure both food and nutritional security to rural Tanzania households, there is a need of embracing integrated approaches in livestock farming. Pig farming in Tanzania is...  
  5. 1999-03-19 Three programs in Honduras have been looking for ways that poor hillside farmers can capture rainwater in their own fields and hold it there for two or three months. This water could then be used for supplemental irrigation during droughts or for extending the cropping season into the dry season....  
  6. 1999-03-19 Horn flies have been controlled with insecticides in the U.S. since the early 1950s. An alternative, mechanical means of control (horn fly trap) was developed prior to World War II, but this never made its way into mainstream agriculture because of the growing use of pesticides following the war....  
  7. 2003-01-20 Green leaf extract has an extremely high protein content and has an intense green color.  
  8. 1996-10-19 The goal of most agricultural development is to improve people's nutrition, with an increase in quality, quantity, and diversity of food produced. Each issue of ECHO Development Notes discusses plants and techniques which can enable farmers to produce more food of higher nutritional value. Beyond...
     
  9. In the present global climate of food shortages and price increases in food and fuel, it is more important than ever that communities improve local, sustainable food production. This handbook is a preliminary resource to introduce to you methods and concepts in tropical agriculture, and to assist...  
  10. 1996-10-19 Staple crops are those which are most common in people's diets. Large expanses of land are dedicated to growing these foods, compared to the smaller areas planted in fruits and vegetables. In the third world, the staples are often a starch (grain or root crop) and a pulse (dried legume seed,...