1. Corn,Zea mays, is an annual grass in the family Poaceae and is a staple food crop grown all over the world. The corn plant possesses a simple stem of nodes and internodes. A pair of large leaves extends off of each internode and the leaves total 8–21 per plant. The leaves are linear or lanceolate...
  2. Abstract, Food Science & Nutrition, 2018 March Ogi is consumed by adults and children as breakfast meals, and it also serves as a weaning diet (Ashaye, Fasoyiro, & Kehinde,2000; Amusa etal.,2005). After 5–6months, breast‐feeding is no longer sufficient to satisfy the nutritional...
  3. 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...
  4. 5/4/2016 The mission of Semilla Nueva is to develop locally-led farmer education programs that increase the income, rebuild the soils, and improve the food security of Guatemala’s rural poor. This ECHOcommunity network member organization is using farmer-to-farmer training to empower farmers with the...
  5. La Organización de las Naciones Unidas para la Alimentación y la Agricultura) ha elaborado una guía sobre la intensificación de la producción de cultivos de forma sostenible. Un resumen de la guía expresa, “El modelo ‘Ahorrar para Crecer’ de intensificación de la producción de cultivos propuesta...
  6. 1/1/2008 En 2005, el gerente de la finca de ECHO, Danny Blank, tomó un período sabático de tres meses como “reportero agrícola ambulante” para ECHO, visitando varios países en el sudeste de África. Lance Edwards, un antiguo empleado de ECHO que ahora trabaja en el desarrollo agrícola en la región, le...
  7. 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.
  8. 1/1/1989 Maize (Zea mays; corn) is the third most important food crop in the world, surpassed onlyby two other grains, wheat and rice. Maize is a widely adapted crop, capable of production during the appropriateseason in almost all parts of the world where farming is done. Maize is represented by...
  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. 15/11/2016 Market forces in Southeast Asia have encouraged the proliferation of Hybrid Maize (Corn) production systems among marginalized smallholder farmers throughout upland areas. This presentation will describe that system and how the system can become more efficient in order to increase financial...