January 2020


ECHO West Africa Togo National Workshop

January 14, 2020 00:00 - January 16, 2020 00:00

Centre Latekana, Togo
Presented By: ONG GRAPHE

Participation fee: 20 000 FCFA

Topics to be addressed: 

  • The major challenges of agriculture in Togo, what solutions?
  • Compost manufacturing technique in 21 days (theory and practice);
  • The FFF (Foundations for Farming)(Theory and practice);
  • The SRI 
  • How to prepare your organic liquid fertilizer in 14 days (theory and practice);
  • Post-harvest losses

Introduction to Tropical Agriculture Development- January 2020

January 20, 2020 00:00 - January 24, 2020 00:00

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.

Registration CLOSED

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.

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.

Register Here

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