1. Parthenium hysterophorus is a noxious weed which invades roadsides, is allergenic for humans, infests pastures and farmland, causing disastrous loss of yield, as reflected in common names such as famine weed. In many areas, heavy outbreaks affect livestock health, crop production, and human...
  2. With farmers all across East Africa planting maize during the rainy season, the Maize Lethal Necrosis Disease (MLND) disease is something to be aware of. The Disease which is a result of a combination of two viruses: the Maize Chlorotic Mottle Virus and any of the cereal viruses (Sugarcane Mosaic...
  3. Through the existing strong relationship between ECHO East Africa and Bothar Ireland, ECHO East Africa has been able to implement projects of distributing dairy goats in the districts of Karatu and Arumeru in Arusha and Morogoro in Southeast Tanzania. The objectives of this project are to assist...
  4. AccessAgriculture Training Video The main aim is to reduce costs and improve profitability. Soil health is improved as is soil moisture. Zambia is leading the way in Sub-Saharan Africa and this programme shows how the technique is practised. Available languages Arabic Bambara Burmese English Fon...
  5. AccessAgriculture Training Video Wooden stakes are the strongest support for climbing beans and can be used for many seasons, but wood is in high demand for construction and fuel wood. Farmers in southwest Uganda show us different ways of staking beans, with or without wood. Available languages...
  6. AccessAgriculture Training Video As individual farmers lack resources to invest in, or learn about, Conservation Agriculture. This video shows a group in Kenya that has come together to share knowledge and equipment and to assist each other. Available languages Arabic Bambara English French...
  7. AccessAgriculture Training Video Stone lines induce a natural process of terracing as they trap sediments. They are also built to rehabilitate eroded lands. Farmers in Kenya show how they construct stone lines. Available languages English French Spanish
  8. 2021-03-17 Invitation to Virtual ECHO East Africa Biennial SymposiumonSustainableAgricultureandAppropriateTechnologies 28th - 30th September, 2021 Greetings! You are cordially invited to join us for the 6th ECHO East Africa Biennial Symposium on Sustainable Agriculture and Appropriate Technologies2021 this...
  9. AccessAgriculture Training Video In semi-arid West Africa, farmers and herders explain why and how trees and livestock play a crucial role in obtaining a productive soil and crop. In Niger and Ghana this is one of the strategies of integrated striga and soil fertility management that has a...
  10. Tropical Pesticides Research Institute (TPRI) started in the mid 1940’s when synthetic pesticides came into the market in East Africa and worldwide. Over the years, TPRI worked under colonial government, East Africa Common Services Organization (EACSO), East Africa Community (EAC) and currently...