1. Legumes belong to the family Leguminosae. In the tropics, they are the next important food crop after cereals (37). They are sources of low-cost dietary vegetable proteins and minerals when compared with animal products such as meat, fish and egg (8). Indigenous legumes therefore are an important...
  2. 26/3/2015 Through research in South Africa, ECHO has been developing best-practicesfor growing Moringa and other crops. This reasearch, through the Howard G. Buffet Foundation, demonstrates growing Moringaon a large scale for powder production including soil fertility management and pruning. This...
  3. 8/4/2016 Un informe de Roland Bunch referente a sus esfuerzos para promover abonos verdes y cultivos de cobertura en África.
  4. Key Resource 19/1/1979 This National Academy of Sciences report describes plants of the family Leguminosae, all of them greatly underexploited. Some are extensively used in one part of the world but unknown elsewhere; others are virtually unknown to science but have particular attributes that suggest they could become...
  5. 1/1/1998 Fodder scarcity is a major constraint faced by farming communities throughout the world. This is often the result of the degradation of traditional fodder sources in forest and village common lands. Consequently, to meet their needs, farmers must produce at least some fodder in their agricultural...
  6. Key Resource 2/1/1994 Tree legumes serve a multitude of purposes in agriculture and forestry, including forage for animal production, fuel wood and timber production, soil conservation and fertility improvement. Their role and potential is being increasingly recognized for both intensive and extensive agroforestry...
  7. 1/1/2009 Within a couple days after Bonnie and I arrived in Florida in June 1981 to assume my new role as founding CEO of ECHO, I began digging a garden. For an avid gardener used to the long winters “up north” this was an exciting adventure.I was going to grow flowers and vegetables year-round in the...
  8. 18/11/2015 Dr. Motis and Betsy Langford were introduced to the 2-4-2 system by Dr. B.B. Singh at the Ukulima Farm research station in South Africa in Feb. of 2015. They subsequently planned and conducted this experiment with other legumes at the main ECHO campus in North Fort Myers, Florida.
  9. 18/10/2016 Al realizar una investigación sobre el cultivo intercalado de legumbres en Sudáfrica (2010-2015), miembros del personal de ECHO descubrieron un sistema de producción de cereal/caupí desarrollado en Nigeria a través de una investigación realizada por el Instituto Internacional de Agricultura...
  10. This article is from ECHO Asia Note #3 Crotalaria juncea, or sunn hemp, is a member of the pea family (Fabaceae) grown in many countries as a green manure or forage crop. Originating in South Asia, but with a common cultivar developed in Hawaii, it is a fastgrowing, drought-tolerant and...