July 2022

System of Rice Intensification (SRI) Workshop

July 22, 2022 08:30 - July 22, 2022 13:30

ECHO Asia Small Farm Resource Center (ศูนย์ฝึกอบรม และธนาคารเมล็ดพันธ์ุเอคโค่), Thailand (ประเทศไทย)
主讲人: ECHO Asia

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Learn the principles of the "System of Rice Intensification" (SRI) and explore how rice yield can be increased even while reducing the amount of seed, water, and pesticides needed. This rice management system is well suited to the Asian smallholder farmer as it does not require additional technical knowledge, capital or machinery and, instead, capitalizes on rice farmers' existing skills with adaptations to minimize transplant stress, promote plant robustness, and effectively manage water and soil fertility.


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เรียนรู้เกี่ยวกับหลักการของระบบการปลูกข้าวต้นเดียว รวมทั้งมาสำรวจว่าผลผลิตของข้าวเพิ่มขึ้นอย่างไรบ้าง เมื่อมีการลดจำนวนเมล็ดพันธ์ุข้าวในการเพาะต้นกล้า ลดการใช้น้ำและสารกำจัดศัตรูพืช ระบบการปลูกข้าวดังกล่าวนี้เหมาะสมสำหรับเกษตรกรขนาดเล็กในภูมิภาคเอเชีย ซึ่งมีทักษะในการปลูกข้าวอยู่แล้ว และไม่จำเป็นที่ต้องใช้เครื่องจักรหรือทุนมากมาย เพียงแต่เกษตรกรต้องประยุกต์ทักษะที่มีอยู่แล้วให้เกิดประโยชน์สูงสุดต่อการย้ายปลูกต้นกล้า สร้างความทนทานให้ต้นข้าว รวมทั้งการจัดการน้ำและความอุดมสมบูรณ์ของดินในแปลงนา

September 2022

Introduction to Tropical Agriculture Development

September 12, 2022 07:00 - September 16, 2022 19:00

ECHO Global Farm, USA
主讲人: ECHO

This course covers a broad range of topics relevant to those starting out in agricultural development in a tropical environment. The purpose of this class is to expose you to several different ideas and concepts. Although a significant amount of time will be spent looking at examples on the ECHO Farm, given the breadth of topics covered, extensive hands-on farm work should not be an expectation of taking this course.

Those interested in preparing for short to long-term involvement in international agriculture development are encouraged to participate in this five-day course. Topics and discussions will be centered on improved food security and agricultural livelihoods for small-scale farmers in developing countries. Participants will be introduced to the complexities related to poverty and community development. They will also be introduced to principles and practices that contribute toward maintaining healthy and productive soil as well as improved water management and crop production (e.g., annuals and perennials). The vital role of livestock and appropriate technology is also incorporated into the course. During the week, activities will include presentations, farm-based practicums, consultations with ECHO staff, and opportunities for research in the ECHO Resource Library.

Who the course is for:

This course will especially benefit those who are considering short- or long-term involvement in international agricultural development work. It can also be of benefit to those who have been on the field doing development work for a few years but who would like to take a step back and re-evaluate their approach. Those who could benefit from this course include short-term or career missionaries, international project volunteers (e.g. Peace Corps), leaders of relief-oriented organizations, or missions committee leaders of churches involved in agricultural projects overseas.



November 2022

ECHO International Agriculture Conference

November 15, 2022 07:00 - November 17, 2022 20:00

ECHO Global Farm and Holiday Inn, USA
主讲人: ECHO

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For twenty-eight years, ECHO has brought together networks of like-minded individuals devoted to eradicating hunger and improving lives through agriculture and community development. For the past two years, due to novel coronavirus, ECHO’s Annual Conference moved online. This year we are returning to our in-person event. We are thrilled to invite you to join us in Fort Myers, Florida on November 15th-17th to connect once again together on ECHO’s Florida Campus. The ECHO International Agriculture Conference will return with speakers addressing agricultural challenges, personal experiences, and strategies for improving the lives of millions who daily face food insecurity.

What to expect from this year's conference:

  • World-class keynote speakers
  • Interactive afternoon workshops on ECHO’s Global Farm
  • Evening Breakout Sessions sharing innovative techniques and approaches

Who Should Attend?

This conference will especially benefit current or aspiring international agricultural development workers. At this conference, you will get to network with professionals who share your context and your passions!

  • Short-term or career missionaries
  • National community leaders and farmers
  • Leaders of development/relief-oriented organizations
  • University undergraduate, graduate students and professors
  • International project volunteers (e.g. Peace Corps)

February 2023

7th ECHO East Africa Biennial Symposium on Sustainable Agriculture and Appropriate Technologies

February 21, 2023 09:00 - February 22, 2023 18:00

Arusha, Tanzania
主讲人: ECHO East Africa

The ECHO Symposium will provide a network and training opportunity for those involved in alleviating hunger and poverty in East Africa. Three mornings of plenary sessions featuring knowledgeable and experienced speakers will be followed by afternoon workshops and discussion groups led by regional agricultural development workers and experts. Topics are currently being discussed for the event. 

This event will enable three days of sharing by presentations, some practical sessions, an appropriate technology fair, and last day field trips. The Symposium objectives: to share themes/best practices. This event has been stimulated by witnessing a typical myriad of NGOs working in isolation alongside others doing very good work.