1. 01/01/2021 Keeping in mind the insulating qualities and low-cost of construction of natural building techniques, ECHO Asia began testing different methods at the Asia Impact. In 2018, ECHO conducted a small experiment in Thailand and Myanmar to test these hypotheses, specifically within the Southeast Asian...
  2. AccessAgriculture Training Video Une semence de soja mal récoltée et mal conservée perd sa force de germination parce que l’humidité et la chaleur tuent la partie vivante de la semence. Les graines mouillées vont moisir ou pourrir pendant la conservation. Dans cette vidéo, nous allons parler de...
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    29/06/2020 La conservation des semences dans les régions tropicales a été un sujet fréquent des publications et des formations de ECHO en raison de son importance pour les petits exploitants agricoles. L’accès à des semences de qualité est impératif pour la production de cultures agronomiques et horticoles....
  4. Ressource principale Introduction Given the proper facilities necessary to store seeds long-term, whereby low temperature and low humidity are kept stable over time, it is very possible to store most orthodox seeds for several years at a time in the tropics (Harrington, 1972). Unfortunately, implementation and...
  5. Ressource principale 15/02/2019 This article is from ECHO Asia Note # 37. Seed saving in sub-tropical and tropical climates is challenging. Without equipment designed to maintain dry and cool environments, the quality of seeds may quickly deteriorate. High temperature and humidity during storage increase seed metabolism and...
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    01/06/2010 Seeds naturally have a place in almost any endeavor having to do with agricultural development. Seeds of most food plants are small and, as such, are more easily transported and can be shipped longer distances than vegetative cuttings. For the farmer, seeds represent the promise of a continued...
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    07/01/2019 Two broad categories of seeds exist, referred to as recalcitrant and orthodox. The former must be kept moist and planted soon after they are collected; large-seeded fruits such as mango and avocado are typical examples. The second type of seeds are discussed in this document. Orthodox seeds are...
  8. Ressource principale 01/03/2016 This article is from ECHO Asia Note #27 When planning to construct a “Cold Room” or “Seed Storage Room” for the purpose of preserving seed viability, one must first consider principles for optimum seed storage. InECHO Asia Note 14(July 2012), we shared results from our comparison of vacuum...
  9. 20/01/2019 Given the proper facilities necessary to store seeds long-term, whereby low temperature and low humidity are kept stable over time, it is very possible to store most orthodox seeds for several years at a time in the tropics (Harrington, 1972). Unfortunately, implementation and maintenance of the...
  10. 01/01/2005 92 pages, illustrated, photos