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Presentations from the 2015 ECHO West Africa Anglophone Forum held in Accra Ghana.


  1. 26/03/2015 Our west African agriculture is facing a lot of challenges, some are natural some are from human action identifying those challenges is a good point first step for action. Avedzidah attended University of Ghana, Legon and obtained National Diploma in General Agriculture. Proceeded to the...
  2. 26/03/2015 This presentation focuses on the practice of sustainable agriculture combined with sustainable living through a design philosophy known as "permaculture" for addressing systemic poverty issues in poor areas. Permaculture is a contraction of the words "permanent" and "culture", and is guided by...
  3. 26/03/2015 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. 26/03/2015 Plants have been used since ancient times to heal and cure diseases and to improve health and wellbeing. Despite ancient nature of the tradition, medicinal plants still form the basis of traditional or indigenous health systems and are reported by the World Health Organization (WHO) to still be...
  5. 26/03/2015 The System of Rice Intensification (SRI) is a methodology aimed at increasing the yield of rice produced in farming. It is a low water, labor intensive, organic method that uses younger seedlings singly spaced and typically hand weeded with special tools. It was developed in 1983 by the French...
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  7. 26/03/2015 Foundation For Farming (FFF) is an initiative to bring about a change in people's lives, communities and nations through the faithful and productive use of the land. FFF encourages loyalty toward all that God has given us (the sun, soil, rain, time, seed and harvest). The technique involves...
  8. 26/03/2015 There are perennial vegetables that are quite resilient and also highly nutritious. These vegetables can significantly improve diet, increase the body’s ability to capture the value of foods, and be incorporated into common foods. This presentation will discuss producing and using Chaya, Katuk,...
  9. 26/03/2015 There is abundance in the ordinary – that which is often unseen or overlooked – that can be harnessed to change mindsets, resource use, and community benefits. Beth Doerr presents examples, experiences and thoughts that enlighten, challenge and guide communities to discover the abundance in their...
  10. 26/03/2015 Growing and using Moringa can transform the health and economics of people dealing with resource limitations. Beth Doerr is an ECHO specialist on the Moringa plant, its production and the many uses and benefits of its growth, leaves and seeds.
  11. 26/03/2015 An overview of ECHO's regional Offices in West Africa, and in East Africa. David Erickson serves on the Executive Team of ECHO, Inc. and oversees the organization’s international activities. He also helps guide the strategic and organizational development of ECHO. His undergraduate studies were...

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West Africa