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Ag Training Training and extension are key to transferring knowledge and information in international agriculture development. It is important for development workers to share knowledge and skills in appropriate ways with small-scale farmers we are serving. It is equally important to learn from the small-scale farmers we are working with. Research Updates Our research focuses on the agricultural needs of resource-limited, small-scale farmers. We strive to contribute perspective that has not been extensively researched by others. In many instances, this involves starting with innovations (e.g., use of green manures) that have proven successful but for which there might be untested variations or modifications that could be of benefit to farmers. East Africa Guatemala Field Experience Following the ECHO Internship Training program, Interns may apply to participate in a 6-month field experience. This component provides interns the opportunity to live and work in an actual field setting with one of ECHO’s Regional Impact Centers.
About the Blogs category [Blogs] (1)
Crushed Annona seeds as potential in-ground insecticide [Research Updates] (1)
ECHO International Agriculture Conference: 25 Years of Learning from One Another [Ag Training] (6)
More from the Maya Health Alliance [Guatemala Field Experience] (1)
Ancestral Mayan Foods/Plants [Guatemala Field Experience] (1)
One month in Guatemala [Guatemala Field Experience] (4)
Plans for surveying communities on gardening/agriculture [Guatemala Field Experience] (1)
Arrival on Location in Guatemala [Guatemala Field Experience] (2)
Plans for an ECHO Field Experience with ECHO Latin America [Guatemala Field Experience] (1)
Can carbon dioxide be used for control pests in seeds? [Research Updates] (1)
Can biogas be used to control seed pests? [Research Updates] (1)
Do all parts of a chaya plant contain hydrocyanic acid? [Research Updates] (1)
Seed Quality Affects Germination and Seedling Health [Research Updates] (1)
Comparison of Three Insect Monitoring Traps [Research Updates] (1)
Perennial sorghum: the beginnings of a test plot at ECHO in Florida [Research Updates] (1)
Do all tropical pumpkin fruit shapes taste the same? [Research Updates] (1)
Can you use an ohm/volt meter to test soil or water salinity? [Research Updates] (3)
2-4-2 Maize/Legume Intercropping: Trial Update (Dec 2015) [Research Updates] (1)
Maize 2-4-2 Legume Intercropping: Trial Update (July 2015) [Research Updates] (1)
Weed Suppression Options---Legumes and Guinea Hogs [Research Updates] (1)
How much nitrogen is there in moringa stem versus leaf tissue? [Research Updates] (1)
Pod-Borer Damage to Lablab [Research Updates] (1)
Cowpea with maize for early-season ground coverage [Research Updates] (1)
Weeds contain high amounts of key minerals [Research Updates] (1)
Zai in South Africa [Research Updates] (1)
Manure increases soil moisture in zai pits [Research Updates] (1)
Degradation of legume residues on soil surface [Research Updates] (1)
Intercropping legumes with moringa [Research Updates] (1)
Corn sheller for harvesting small plots [Research Updates] (1)
Concentrating manure near crop plants boosts soil nitrate [Research Updates] (1)