1. Through generous support from the Howard G. Buffett Foundation, ECHO completed a five-year (2010-2015) research project in Limpopo Province of South Africa. The central question addressed was “How can smallscale farmers in sub-Saharan Africa continue to produce food with limited resources for...
  2. 01/01/1991 12 pages
  3. The objective of this unit is to introduce the student to the importance of intercropping systems in world food production. Discussions of genetic, agronomic and socioeconomic factors involved in intercropping will be facilitate by the development and use of a common scientific language.
  4. This publication reports on research in different intercropping systems.
  5. The ‘push-pull’ system is a novel approach in pest management, developed by understanding the complex mechanisms that govern the ecology of plants and insects, which uses carefullyselected repellent intercrops and attractive trap plants. Insect pests are repelled from the food crop and are...
  6. 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...
  7. 07/01/2016 Dr. Tim Motisrecently posted afollow up to hisJuly 2015poston ECHO's 2-4-2maize/cowpeatrial. This update presents some of the data that has been collected to date. When the legumes were sampled in July, the above-ground biomass of both weeds and legumes were sampled. Weeds made up less than 3% of...
  8. 08/04/2016 Nous avons récemment reçu un rapport de Roland Bunch concernant ses efforts à promouvoir les engrais verts et les cultures de couverture en Afrique.
  9. Ressource principale 15/01/1989 An urgent challenge facing agricultural scientists working on upland food-crop production in many parts of the humid and subhumid tropics is the need to find viable, sustainable, and environmentally sound alternatives to the ancient shifting cultivation and bush-fallow, slash-and-bum cultivation...
  10. 11/07/2016 Les plantes compagnes sont une forme de culture intercalaire, généralement pratiquée dans les jardins à petite échelle, dans laquelle deux ou plusieurs espèces de plantes sont cultivées côte à côte pour un bénéfice partagé. Par exemple, les légumes d'ombre comme la laitue peuvent être cultivées...