1. 20/9/2000 When you began work in a new community, how did you quickly get an overall understanding of the nature and workings of that community to form the base for your future work? Our first task in a new location is to learn about the lives, needs, and priorities of the people there. Beginning as a...
  2. 20/4/2003 Politically and economically, the ten plus years our family has been in Haiti have been rather tumultuous. There was a coup in October of 1991 against President Jean Bertrand Aristide, then four years of crushing embargo when gasoline cost $20 a gallon and neither tools nor parts could be...
  3. 20/1/2001 SRI involves the use of certain management practices which together provide better growing conditions for rice plants, particularly in the root zone, than those for plants grown under traditional practices. We recently learned about a method of raising rice that produces substantially higher...
  4. 20/1/2004 El área de gestión empresarial puede parecer extraña para muchos trabajadores de desarrollo agrícola, pero la buena gestión empresarial puede ser un ministerio efectivo. La mayoría de la gente pasa la mayor parte de sus horas de trabajo bajo la gestión empresarial de alguien. No existe...
  5. 20/1/2006 FMNR is a form of tree coppicing and hence depends on the presence of living tree stumps that resprout after cutting.
  6. 20/7/2006 Several technical considerations must be taken into account when attempting to help economically disenfranchised families and communities initiate and sustain production of soybeans or any new crop. Technical assistance cannot be done in isolation; one must provide more than just information...
  7. 20/7/2009 Many of you have graciously taken the time to fill out the seed harvest report form that accompanies each mailing of seeds from our seed bank. In reading reports from people in our network, we want to learn whether the seeds we are sending out have improved the lives of poor small-holder farmers....
  8. 1/7/2004 El Proyectos de Desarrollo de Área (PDAs)de Kiffa trabaja con varias cooperativas de mujeres, a través de las cuales se efectuó la capacitación sobre huertos en llantas. Luego de la capacitación, a cada mujer se le dieron varios paquetes pequeños de semillas y se les alentó a iniciar un huerto....
  9. 20/7/2005 Over the years ECHO has been asked to give advice concerning whether or not to use hybrid seed. We carry very few hybrid varieties in our seed bank because we expect people who receive seed to multiply it locally. Now some new information about this old question, specifically about maize, has...
  10. 1/7/2004 Leímos un artículo en Appropriate Technology (Volumen 28, No. 3; Julio/Septiembre 2001) sobre agricultores en Níger que usaban tapas de botellas para distribuir pequeñísimas cantidades de fertilizante. A pesar de las condiciones de sequía, los agricultores que usaron esta técnica cosecharon de 50...