abril 2024


Introduction to Tropical Agriculture Development - April 2024

2 de abril de 2024 08:00 - 5 de abril de 2024 17:00

ECHO Global Farm, USA
Presentado por: ECHO

Those interested in preparing for short to long-term involvement in international agriculture development are encouraged to participate in this five-day course.  Topics and discussions will focus on improved food security and agricultural livelihoods for small-scale farmers in developing countries.  Participants will be introduced to the complexities related to poverty and community development.  They will also be introduced to principles and practices that contribute toward maintaining healthy and productive soil as well as improved water management and crop production (e.g., annuals and perennials). The vital role of livestock and appropriate technology is also incorporated into the course. During the week, activities will include presentations, farm-based practicums, consultations with ECHO staff, and opportunities for research in the ECHO Resource Library. 

What is offered:

This course covers a broad range of topics relevant to those starting in agricultural development in a tropical environment.  The purpose of this class is to expose you to several different ideas and concepts.  Although a significant amount of time will be spent looking at examples on the ECHO Farm, given the breadth of topics covered, extensive hands-on farm work should not be an expectation of taking this course.

Language: This course is offered in English

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Syntropic Agroforestry - Tropical Agriculture Development II

9 de abril de 2024 13:00 - 12 de abril de 2024 12:00

ECHO Global Farm, United States
Presentado por: ECHO North America

Syntropic Agroforestry IllustrationIntroduction to Syntropic Agriculture

This is an interactive 4-day agroforestry training session.  Learn how to cultivate abundant food and timber in a system that mimics a natural forest.  Syntropic farming is a method inspired by Ernst Götsch.

This course will cover the principles and practices needed for a beginner to plant his/her own agroforest.  Basic design and management skills will also be taught.  An attendee can expect to return home with enough knowledge to produce a couple of rows of trees, so they start learning more through firsthand experience.

About your Instructors

Roger Gietzen is a father, medical doctor, and humanitarian worker interested in holistic health and regenerative agriculture. After coming to Haiti to serve the poorest, he created the nonprofit Global Freedom Project. Since 2016, he has been working on an educational program to help spread the wisdom of syntropic farming to the family farmers of Haiti. 

Mauro Rosito is a father, humanitarian worker, and farmer with years of firsthand experience in syntropic agriculture. He has operated a sustainable market garden business on his family farm in Southern Brazil. Shortly after he met Roger, he decided to join the team in Haiti and bring his expertise “to the table” to help create this educational program. He has a particular interest in cacao farming.

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Permaculture Design Certificate Course (PDC)

14 de abril de 2024 14:09 - 28 de abril de 2024 14:10

Nosara, Guanacaste, Costa Rica, Costa Rica
Presentado por: Tierramor, Porvenir Design

Tierramor Permaculture Design Join our diverse team of permaculture instructors led by Hugo Soto and Scott Gallant of Porvenir Design, for this life-changing 2-week experience. Additional teachers will be announced soon. The course covers the core Permaculture Design curriculum and emphasizes creating diverse multi-functional human landscapes based on ecological patterns.

This two-week course will include a specific focus on the topic of Syntropic Farming, an agroforestry methodology developed in Brazil by Ernst Gotsch. We will have the chance to design a new syntropic farming area, give maintenance to existing systems, and in general see this methodology in action.

Utilizing Tierramor as a living classroom, the class will mix lectures and hands-on work, exploring design solutions for both temperate and tropical regions. Putting Permaculture into practice, the course concludes with students working in teams to create their own permaculture site design.

The whole-systems design thinking outlined in the course will give participants the tools to re-design and improve their surroundings; from gardens, farms, and homes, to livelihoods, relationships, and communities.

The farm at Tierramor exists primarily to trial and document the most innovative agricultural designs and practices for dry tropical forests. It seeks to do so by blending human and ecological needs and land use, creating an environment that integrates the many functions and needs of the project.  The farm is the first phase, approximately 5 hectares, of a larger 200 hectare project.

Tierramor exists primarily to trial and document the most innovative agricultural designs and practices for dry tropical forests. It seeks to do so by blending human and ecological needs and land use, creating an environment that integrates the many functions and needs of the project.  The farm is the first phase, approximately 5 hectares, of a larger 200 hectare project.

mayo 2024


ECHO Asia Biochar Academy (in partnership with the International Biochar Initiative IBI)

6 de mayo de 2024 08:30 - 10 de mayo de 2024 16:30

ECHO Asia Small Farm Resource Center Chiang Mai, Thailand, Thailand
Presentado por: ECHO Asia and the International Biochar Initiative (IBI)

 

IBI’s Biochar Academy is an immersive in-person, multi-day, hands-on workforce development course designed to equip emerging and future biochar professionals with the knowledge and tools necessary to become effective biochar advocates, educators, and practitioners. 

IBI Biochar Academy: Thailand 'Save-the-Date'

 

Link to Event Page:

https://biochar-international.org/event/ibi-biochar-academy-thailand/

 

PARTICIPANTS WILL:

  • Hear from biochar experts to gain insight into the current and future state of biochar research, commercial activity, and opportunities
  • Become equipped with essential knowledge for training others in biochar fundamentals
  • Make biochar using low-tech methods and identify a wide variety of applications for biochar
  • Discuss the relationship between biochar and climate change mitigation
  • Recognize the growing number of biochar production technologies, their co-products, scaling potential and more
  • Grasp the carbon removal marketplace and opportunities for biochar producers and farmers with a regional focus on Southeast Asia
  • Network with other biochar stakeholders working in research, farmer education, carbon removal markets, biochar production and market development

junio 2024


ECHO Asia Tropical Agriculture & Development (TAD) Course

24 de junio de 2024 08:30 - 29 de junio de 2024 16:30

ECHO Asia Small Farm Resource Center Chiang Mai, Thailand, Thailand
Presentado por: ECHO Asia Impact Center

This 1-week course is designed for development workers, missionaries, and volunteers looking to engage their communities with low-cost, high-impact agricultural ideas and techniques. Participants will be introduced to various agricultural practices and technologies through classroom time and hands-on activities on the farm, learning to 'use what you have to make what you need.'

This course is considered an 'introductory survey course' and will present a broad overview of many options suited to smallholder agricultural contexts in Asia. 

ECHO Asia Tropical Agriculture & Development Course Schedule_Nov_2022

agosto 2024


การอบรมหลักสูตร การพัฒนาและการทำเกษตรในเขตพื้นที่ร้อนชื้น ECHO Asia Tropical Agriculture & Development Course (TAD) - Thai Language

19 de agosto de 2024 16:10 - 24 de agosto de 2024 16:10

ECHO Asia Small Farm Resource Center, Chiang Mai ศูนย์การเรียนรู้และธนาคารเมล็ดพันธุ์ เอคโค่ เอเชีย อำเภอสันทราย จังหวัดเชียงใหม่ , Thailand ประเทศไทย
Presentado por: ECHO Asia Impact Center จัดอบรมโดย เอคโค่ เอเชีย

 

หลักสูตรการอบรมนี้ถูกออกแบบขึ้นเพื่อเป็นประโยชน์ต่อ ผู้ที่ทำงานด้านการพัฒนา มิชชั่นนารี และอาสาสมัคร ที่กำลังมองหาแนวทางในการประยุกต์ใช้ทักษะและเทคนิคด้านการทำการเกษตรที่มีประโยชน์และมีต้นทุนต่ำในการทำงานกับชุมชน ผู้เข้าร่วมอบรมจะได้เรียนรู้และฝึกปฏิบัติเทคนิคการทำการเกษตรที่หลากหลายตลอดการอบรม เรียนรู้ที่จะใช้ประโยชน์จากที่มีตัวเองมีอยู่ให้เกิดประโยชน์สูงสุด

หลักสูตรนี้เปรียบเสมือนกับ หลักสูตรการเริ่มต้นสำรวจ ซึ่งผู้เข้าร่วมอบรมจะได้เรียนรู้ภาพรวมของหัวข้อและเทคนิคในการทำการเกษตรต่างๆที่เหมาะสมกับบริบทของเกษตรกรขนาดเล็กในภูมิภาคเอเชีย

 

ECHO Asia Tropical Agriculture & Development (Thai Language) Course_August_2024 Flier

noviembre 2024


The 31st Annual ECHO® International Agriculture Conference 

12 de noviembre de 2024 08:00 - 14 de noviembre de 2024 20:00

ECHO Global Farm and Crowne Plaza Fort Myers Gulf Coast Hotel, Ft. Myers, USA  , USA
Presentado por: ECHO

SAVE THE DATE

Plenary speakers, breakout sessions, and workshops will provide opportunities for learning with others devoted to eradicating hunger and improving lives through agriculture, clean water, and community development.  Speakers share their agricultural challenges and successes, personal experiences, and transferrable principles for daily improving the lives of millions facing food insecurity. The highlight is networking with like-minded practitioners, researchers, and educators.    The conference is from November 12-14 in Fort Myers, Florida.  

ECHO Asia Tropical Agriculture & Development (TAD) Course

18 de noviembre de 2024 08:30 - 23 de noviembre de 2024 16:30

ECHO Asia Small Farm Resource Center Chiang Mai, Thailand, Thailand
Presentado por: ECHO Asia Impact Center

This 1-week course is designed for development workers, missionaries, and volunteers looking to engage their communities with low-cost, high-impact agricultural ideas and techniques. Participants will be introduced to various agricultural practices and technologies through classroom time and hands-on activities on the farm, learning to 'use what you have to make what you need.'

This course is considered an 'introductory survey course' and will present a broad overview of many options suited to smallholder agricultural contexts in Asia.

ECHO Asia Tropical Agriculture & Development Course Schedule_Nov_2022