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Tropical highland regions include multiple locations throughout Central and South America, East Africa, Southeast Asia, Central Asia, and many of the islands in the tropics. Highland regions are characterized by high altitudes and variable rainfall. One of the main agricultural concerns for highland regions is soil erosion.



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    01-01-2012 Asia makes up less than one third (30%) of the world’s land area and yet carries over half (56%) of the world’s population. Moreover, the average population density of Asia becomes a significant long-term problem when food production is considered. Some countries in Asia have a population density...
  2. 19-04-1996 A discussion of the unique factors in growing food at high altitudes in the tropics.
  3. 01-04-2009 This article is from ECHO Asia Note #1 Based on the experiences of CRWRC and its collaborating partnering organizations in East Africa, the introduction of grain and vegetable amaranths shows real potential for the highlands of Southeast Asia. Grain amaranth should be seen and managed as a high...
  4. A group conversation with Roland Bunch about GMCCs that might be used in highland areas. For other presentations during the ECHO East Africa Highlands Symposium: http://edn.link/t4wnhf
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    28-09-2016 Farmers in many parts of the world, because of human population growth, have little choice but to crop their land continuously, with scarce resources to replace nutrients withdrawn by each successive crop. Crop residues are often lost as a source of organic matter and mulch, usually through...
  6. 01-07-2013 Conservation agriculture (CA) has been promoted in East Africa through a number of initiatives over the past half year. In this article, we share what ECHO has gleaned from regional partners, in hopes that you can expand upon these successes and also promote further sharing on ECHO’s website....
  7. 01-01-2006 The A-Frame Level is a simple, yet accurate tool used for constructing contours on a hillside or slope. It is useful in the basic construction of hillside farming systems, such as the SALT systems, as well as for establishing level contours and drainage ditches. Level contours on a slope reduce...
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    01-01-1983 Amaranth [Amaranthus hypochondriacus, A. cruentus (grain type) & A. tricolor (vegetable type)] is an herbaceous annual with upright growth habit, cultivated for both its seeds which are used as a grain and its leaves which are used as a vegetable or green. Both leaves and seeds contain...
  9. 01-11-2016 On average, crop yields under DER+ and TER+ increased by 30% and 16%, respectively, as compared to CT. Our study demonstrates that field water conservation tillage practices that incorporate CA principles are effectively increasing green water in the root zone available for crops. RCA systems...
  10. 26-11-2019 Leonidas Niyongabo is the Provincial Development Officer for the Province of the Anglican Church of Burundi. It coordinates a broad food security and environmental program in the province and at the national level. Prior to that, he worked with Concern Worldwide Burundi on their livelihoods...
  11. 31-01-2018 ECHO promotes many animal fodder crops for use in the tropics and subtropics, for arid and humid areas, but few of them are frost tolerant, drought tolerant, and thrive at high elevations. Tree lucerne (Chamaecytisus palmensis), also known as tagasaste, is a long-lived, leguminous shrub that can...

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