diciembre 2017


Cocina sana y sustentable

18 de diciembre de 2017 14:10 - 22 de diciembre de 2017 14:10

"Las Cañadas" Centro de Agroecología y vida sostenible, Mexico
Presentado por: Las Cañadas

enero 2018


Tropical Agriculture Development: The Basics - January 2018

15 de enero de 2018 16:07 - 19 de enero de 2018 16:07

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

Those interested in preparing for short/long-term involvement in agricultural development internationally  are encouraged to participate in this one-week course held two times a year. Course participants will gain an introduction to aspects of poverty and community development and an orientation to ECHO. They will also receive instruction on proven agricultural principles/practices and practical techniques, systems and technologies to meet agricultural and nutritional needs of small-scale, impoverished farmers. There will also be time for hands-on work on the farm, visits with staff, and study in the library. Course content is presented from a biblical perspective. 

Who the course is for:

This course will especially benefit those who are considering short- or long-term involvement in international agricultural development work. It can also be of benefit to those who have been on the field doing development work for a few years but who would like to take a step back and re-evaluate their approach. Those who could benefit from this course include short-term or career missionaries, international project volunteers (e.g. Peace Corps), leaders of relief-oriented organizations, or missions committee leaders of churches involved in agricultural projects overseas. 

What is offered:

This course covers a broad range of topics relevant to those starting out 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.

 

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febrero 2018


2018 Asia Pacific Sustainable Agriculture & Development Conference

6 de febrero de 2018 09:00 - 9 de febrero de 2018 17:00

Asia Pacific Theological Seminary (APTS), Philippines
Presentado por: Samaritan's Purse Canada, ECHO Asia Impact Center & The SEED Project

Asia Pacific Conference V.3

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marzo 2018


3rd ECHO East Africa Pastoralist Symposium

6 de marzo de 2018 07:00 - 8 de marzo de 2018 17:00

Sportsmans Arms Hotel, Kenya
Presentado por: ECHO East Africa and the East and Southern Africa Pastoralist Network (ESAPN)

ECHO East Africa welcomes your participation in the 3rd ECHO East Africa Pastoralist Symposium in Nanyuki, Kenya from 6th -8th March, 2018 at the Sportsmans Arms Hotel. With a great anticipation we hope that the molding together of the topics discussed, action agenda produced during the afternoon workshops on Days 2 & 3, as well as the networking which will occur, will significantly impact our future work together.

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abril 2018


AgReach - Spring Symposium on Revalorizing Extension: Evidence and Practice

2 de abril de 2018 13:29 - 3 de abril de 2018 13:29

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
Presentado por: AgReach

This symposium will bring together researchers and practitioners to discuss and deliberate on:

  • How to highlight extension’s crucial role in international agricultural development
  • What works in agricultural/rural advisory services and why
  • How to effectively deliver extension services to smallholder farmers
  • What it takes to increase support for extension services

 

Topics of Interest:

  • Effective extension methods at the farmer, organizational, and country/system levels
  • Innovative approaches to sustainably reach women farmers and youth
  • Using ICTs to empower staff and reach more farmers
  • The political economy of agricultural extension
  • Extension in post-conflict and post-disaster contexts
  • Partnerships to strengthen extension
  • Extension for improved nutrition, natural resource management, and sustainable agriculture

Event hosted by: AgReach; Office of International Programs; University of Illinois College of ACES; INGENAES; Women and Gender in Global Perspectives Program

julio 2018


Tropical Agriculture Development: The Basics - July 2018

23 de julio de 2018 16:14 - 27 de julio de 2018 16:14

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

Those interested in preparing for short/long-term involvement in agricultural development internationally  are encouraged to participate in this one-week course held two times a year. Course participants will gain an introduction to aspects of poverty and community development and an orientation to ECHO. They will also receive instruction on proven agricultural principles/practices and practical techniques, systems and technologies to meet agricultural and nutritional needs of small-scale, impoverished farmers. There will also be time for hands-on work on the farm, visits with staff, and study in the library. Course content is presented from a biblical perspective. 

Who the course is for:

This course will especially benefit those who are considering short- or long-term involvement in international agricultural development work. It can also be of benefit to those who have been on the field doing development work for a few years but who would like to take a step back and re-evaluate their approach. Those who could benefit from this course include short-term or career missionaries, international project volunteers (e.g. Peace Corps), leaders of relief-oriented organizations, or missions committee leaders of churches involved in agricultural projects overseas. 

What is offered:

This course covers a broad range of topics relevant to those starting out 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.

 

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agosto 2018


Best Practices to Improve Nutrition in Dryland Areas Symposium - August 2018

7 de agosto de 2018 07:00 - 9 de agosto de 2018 19:00

Naura Springs Hotel - Arusha, Tanzania
Presentado por: World Vision Tanzania - ECHO East Africa - Amaranth Institute Symposium

Greetings! You are cordially invited to join us for this important symposium jointly organized by World Vision Tanzania, ECHO East Africa, and Amaranth Institute. We hope that you will make time to gather with us at this very important event, a valuable time of learning, information sharing and networking for those working and serving dryland areas especially in the East Africa Region. 

Highlights
This Symposium will provide a network and training opportunity for those involved in improving nutrition, alleviating hunger and addressing poverty in dryland areas with special emphasis in East Africa. Three mornings of plenary sessions featuring knowledgeable and experienced speakers will be followed by afternoon workshops and discussion groups led by regional and international agricultural development workers and experts. 

Symposium Dates
6th August - Check-in and Fellowship
7-9th August - Meeting Days
10th August - Optional Post Symposium Tours, and Check-out

Presenters Wanted

There are a limited number of speaking and presentation positions available for this event. If you are interested in presenting at the Symposium, please fill out this form.

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septiembre 2018


Introduction to Tropical and Underutilized Crops

10 de septiembre de 2018 15:43 - 14 de septiembre de 2018 15:43

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

Did you know that of 250,000 identified plant species worldwide that only 30 species provide 95 percent of our global food energy needs? And that only three of these crops – wheat, maize and rice – provide half of the world’s food?

 

With severe weather extremes and other risks to global food security, many agricultural experts agree that global cropping systems should be as diversified as possible. As small-scale farms are particularly vulnerable to climatic and economic instability, underutilized crops may be key to their resilience.

 

Underutilized crops are those with “underexploited potential for contributing to food security, nutrition, health, income generation and environmental services.” The ECHO Underutilized Crops Workshop (September 10-14) will not only introduce participants to various less known crops but will also spotlight opportunities for their production and utilization.

 

The workshop will also include practical nutrition activities in which various underutilized crops on the ECHO farm will be harvested and prepared into meals.

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