February 2020


ECHO Asia On-Farm Feeds Training

February 27, 2020 08:00 - February 28, 2020 17:00

ECHO Asia Small Farm Resource Center, Thailand
Presented By: ECHO Asia

Come join us on February 27-28 (2 days, 1 night) at the ECHO Asia Small Farm Resource Center in Chiang Mai, Thailand for a two-day training focusing on on-farm produced animal feeds and the usefulness of animal waste and by-products.

Topics include:

  • ECHO Asia Small Farm Resource Center and Seed Bank Tour
  • Forage Options and Collection for Making On-Farm Feeds
  • Making On-Farm Pig & Chicken Feed
  • Overview of Biogas Production
  • Use of ECHO Asia Library and Resources

ECHO Asia Feeds WS promo montage

Registration CLOSED

March 2020


Mali National Workshop

March 09, 2020 15:36 - March 11, 2020 15:36

FATMES (Faculty of Theology and Missiology of the Sahel), Mali
Presented By: ECHO West Africa and NGO ODES Mali

Topics to be addressed:

  • Soil fertility management, case of the Balo program
  • Organic fertilizer immediate, case of the Bokashi
  • Agricultural cooperatives
  • Air layering
  • Successful small breeding, the case of local hens
  • Cycle management of a farm
  • Chaya, nutritional values
  • Consuming our organic production to better feed us

Topics French version

  • Gestion de la fertilité des sols, cas du programme Balo
  • Bio fertilisant immédiat, cas du Bokashi
  • Les coopératives agricoles
  • Le marcottage aérien
  • Réussir son petit élevage, cas des poules locales
  • Gestion du cycle d'une ferme agricole
  • Le chaya, valeurs nutritionnelles
  • Consommer notre production bio pour mieux nous nourrir

Participation fee: 20 000 FCFA
 

Contact person:
Kadidia BARO / ODES Mali, Phone: (+223) 66 72 12 64, E-mail : barokad@yahoo.fr

Or

Biba SANOU / ECHO WEST AFRICA, Phone: (+226) 70 72 34 59 / 74 19 07 07
E-mail: bsanou@echocommunity.org

Niger National Workshop

March 24, 2020 15:28 - March 26, 2020 15:28

Samaritan's Purse conference room, Niger
Presented By: ECHO West Africa and Samaritan's Purse Niger

Topics to be addressed:

  • The production of bio thermal compost in 21 days
  • The production of liquid fertilizer in 14 days
  • The Foundation for farming
  • The manufacture of the multi-nutritional block in breeding
  • Bio-pesticides
  • Fish farming
  • Agriculture that respects the environment and helps resilience to climate change
  • Successful small breeding: the case of the local hen

Topics French version

  • La fabrication du compost bio thermique en 21 jours 
  • La fabrication de l'engrais liquide en 14 jours
  • Le Foundation for farming
  • La fabrication du bloc multi-nutritionnel en élevage
  • Les bio-pesticides
  • La pisciculture
  • L'agriculture respectueuse de l'environnement et de la résilience aux changements climatiques :  cas du programme BALO
  • Réussir son petit élevage : cas de la poule locale

Contact :

Biba SANOU / ECHO WEST AFRICA, Phone: (+226) 70 72 34 59 / 74 19 07 07
E-mail: bsanou@echocommunity.org

 

ECHO Asia Seed Saving & Banking Workshop

March 30, 2020 08:00 - April 01, 2020 17:00

ECHO Asia Small Farm Resource Center & Seed Bank, Thailand
Presented By: ECHO Asia

Come join us on March 30- April 1st (3 days, 2 nights) at the ECHO Asia Small Farm Resource Center in Chiang Mai, Thailand for a three-day training focusing on seed saving & banking!

Topics include:

  • ECHO Asia Small Farm Resource Center and Seed Bank Tour
  • Introduction to Seed Saving & Banking
  • Neglected & Underutilized Species
  • Seed Cleaning Techniques
  • Seed Storage Best Practices
  • Asexual Propagation & Grafting

ECHO Asia Seed Saving WS promo montage

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April 2020


Beer Sheba - Ouverture des candidatures 2020/2021

April 01, 2020 14:17 - February 28, 2021 14:17

Le projet Beer Shéba est un centre de formation chrétien situé dans le département de Mbour, qui vise à glorifier Dieu dans les domaines de l’agriculture durable, de l’écologie et du développement holistique (www.beershebaproject.org). Nous travaillons en partenariat avec les églises protestantes et évangéliques du Sénégal et de la sous-région.

 

Chaque année, nous offrons la possibilité à un nombre limité de jeunes hommes et femmes (environ 12 à 15 cette année) de venir se former un an à Beer Shéba. La formation est d’ordre spirituel et intègre aussi bien l’enseignement biblique que l’agriculture, l’élevage et l’entreprenariat.

 

La formation 2020/2021 débutera le 1er avril 2020. Toutes les personnes intéressées sont invitées à prendre contact avec Eric Toumieux au +221778560101 afin qu’il puisse prendre rendez-vous avec les candidats et les interviewer.

 

Au terme de sa formation à Beer Shéba, le-la stagiaire est appelé-e à devenir un-e agriculteur/agricultrice transformé-e qui pourvoit aux besoins de sa famille, soutient son église locale et témoigne à sa communauté par sa relation vivante avec Jésus-Christ et sa nouvelle manière de vivre et de travailler.

 

Les conditions à remplir pour être admis-e comme stagiaire à Beer Shéba :

 

  • Être un-e Chrétien-e recommandé-e par une église ou une mission
  • Être déjà engagé-e dans l'agriculture
  • Être capable d’influencer positivement son environnement.
  • Être célibataire.
  • Disposer de préférence d’un champ clôturé disposant d'une source d’eau ou être embauché-e dans un projet d’agriculture à l’issue de la formation.
  • Être prêt-e à se soumettre aux règles de la vie communautaire.
  • Acquitter les frais de la formation le jour de l’arrivée, soit 150'000 FCFA pour toute l’année à régler le mercredi 1er avril 2020.
  • Être capable de lire la Bible en français (les stagiaires liront toute la Bible en un an).
  • Être capable de suivre une formation en français.
  • Avoir si possible le BEFEM ou un niveau de français équivalent.

 

La formation est particulièrement ouverte aux jeunes femmes, qui disposent à Beer Shéba d'un dortoir séparé.

 

Merci d’envoyer vos candidatures ou de recommander des candidats à l’adresse suivante : eric.toumieux@beershebaproject.org. Vous pouvez aussi contacter directement Eric au 77 856 01 01.

May 2020


Amaranth Institute Meeting 2020

May 12, 2020 00:00 - May 15, 2020 00:00

Tennessee State University, USA
Presented By: Amaranth Institute (AI)

The Amaranth Institute (AI) has been working to bring together individuals with a professional interest in amaranth for over 30 years. Periodically, the Amaranth Institute brings together researchers and practitioners from around the world to share knowledge and build networks for the continued promotion of the crop.

We would be honored to have your presence in Nashville Tennessee between May 12 to 15th to present your work and recent findings.

June 2020


Introduction to Tropical Agriculture Development- June 2020

June 01, 2020 14:01 - June 05, 2020 14:01

ECHO Global Farm, USA
Presented By: 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 be centered 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. 

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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July 2020


Small-scale Livestock Management - July 2020

July 27, 2020 08:00 - July 31, 2020 16:30

ECHO Global Farm, USA
Presented By: ECHO

Learn about small-scale management of livestock in the tropics during this one week course. ECHO's global farm manages cattle, goats, sheep, pigs, fowl, and rabbits. Learn how to integrate and manage these animals into a tropical farming system.

 

Register Here

September 2020


Introduction to Tropical Agriculture Development- September 2020

September 14, 2020 14:09 - September 18, 2020 14:09

ECHO Global Farm, USA
Presented By: 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 be centered 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 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.

Register Here

November 2020


ECHO International Agriculture Conference 2020

November 17, 2020 08:00 - November 19, 2020 16:00

Crowne Plaze Hotel (AM) and ECHO Global Farm (PM) , United States
Presented By: ECHO Inc

Join ECHO in Fort Myers, Florida for our annual three-day conference that will discuss challenges facing small scale farmers and development workers in the tropics.

Registration will open in April, 2020.