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  1. 17/11/2015 Peanut Butter! Hot sauce! Dried fruit! Goat jerky!? Adding value to agricultural products by preserving, processing, and/or packaging them can be very tempting when one considers only the selling price. This workshop will engage participants to consider how adding value can also add risk. Sharpen...
  2. Animal health Cattle Horses & Donkeys Other Livestock Pigs Poultry Rabbits Sheep & Goats
  3. 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.
  4. 20/11/2015 Some tropical crops contain cyanogenic glycosides, toxic substances that release hydrocyanic acid (HCN; also referred to as cyanide) when cells are crushed. Consuming these plants without cooking them can cause cyanide poisoning, with varying effects depending on cyanide levels and how long a...
  5. 17/11/2015 A different type of intelligence is needed to address the complexity of our current world, Tre’ will discuss the connection between holism, faith, and the needed regeneration in our soils, souls, and society. Presenter: Tre’ is the COO/CFO of the Savory Institute in Boulder, Colorado. After...
  6. 17/11/2015 Phil Reasons, drawing from Morning Star Fishermen’s 22 years of experience, will be sharing about the benefits of an integrated aquaponic farming environment. Solar-powered, off-grid aquaponics farms that produce over four tons of produce and protein each year will be highlighted.
  7. 18/11/2015 CEFA, or the Center for Experimentation and Formation in Agriculture, is a teaching and research agriculture center where almost 150 acres have been planted in various kinds of fruit trees, improved varieties of beans, corn, cassava, and other field crops. The farm also features new methods of...
  8. 18/11/2015 Mark’s presentation will demonstrate how the Haiti-based FONDAMA Yard Garden program helps people make small, daily changes that are consistent, persistent, and positive without being intrusive. We will look at examples of how the program helps people recognize the power they have to learn to use...
  9. 18/11/2015 Are you someone who plans? Have you ever had your plans disrupted by the unexpected – farmer or family change, community change, government change, or disaster? How do you feel about change and disruption – is it a threat or an opportunity? Let’s explore together how disruption and even disaster...
  10. 18/11/2015 The cyclical relationship between agricultural development and human health can hinder or drive economic development. In this presentation, Dr. Hanson will explore the impacts of poor health on agricultural productivity and yield; and the inter-connected role of food scarcity and malnutrition on...
  11. 17/11/2015 This workshop will give participants an opportunity to learn more from a evaluation done six years after finishing a 10-year promotion of amaranth initiative that World Renew spearheaded in East Africa through their partnerships, especially in Kenya and Uganda. It will go over the scope, purpose,...
  12. 18/11/2015 Sometimes the easiest way to change someone’s life is by teaching a basic skill. For people that have never been taught to read and write, literacy is the key to unlocking a new world, a better life, and a brighter future; including benefits to smallholder farmers. Christopher Albano, Ed.D. is...
  13. 18/11/2015 Many individuals who choose to engage in volunteer international service work consider launching a small US 501c3 non-profit for the purpose of fundraising and program development. We’ll discuss the ins and outs of running such an organization. How do I apply to form a non-profit? How is it...
  14. 19/11/2015 This talk will focus on the positive results we have obtained and hope to further achieve by using Conservation Agriculture (CA), as well as the main barriers and challenges faced in implementing CA in differing contexts. We will explore how CA can be scaled-up given the context-specific nature...
  15. 19/11/2015 Small farmers around the world are cautious when making changes to the practices they use or the crops they grow; especially as their family’s food and income depend on the harvest. However with challenges such as decreasing soil fertility or erratic rainfall, they are increasingly willing to...
  16. 18/11/2015 Vegetable growing can provide nutrition and livelihood for those isolated by poverty, recovering from crisis, and/or diversifying their food and income options -- but gains are not automatic. What should be considered in designing and deploying vegetable gardening programs? What seed...
  17. 18/11/2015 Village Savings and Lending Associations (VSLA), a form of micro-banking in rural communities, allows smallholder farmers to acquire the capital required to invest in their agricultural enterprises, while also serving as a gateway to learn about new innovations in agriculture. This presentation...