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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.
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About the Blogs category 1 December 21, 2017
Crushed Annona seeds as potential in-ground insecticide 1 October 31, 2018
ECHO International Agriculture Conference: 25 Years of Learning from One Another 6 October 26, 2018
More from the Maya Health Alliance 1 July 27, 2018
Ancestral Mayan Foods/Plants 1 March 27, 2018
One month in Guatemala 4 February 19, 2018
Plans for surveying communities on gardening/agriculture 1 February 2, 2018
Arrival on Location in Guatemala 2 February 1, 2018
Plans for an ECHO Field Experience with ECHO Latin America 1 November 17, 2017
Can carbon dioxide be used for control pests in seeds? 1 September 26, 2017
Can biogas be used to control seed pests? 1 June 12, 2017
Do all parts of a chaya plant contain hydrocyanic acid? 1 April 7, 2017
Seed Quality Affects Germination and Seedling Health 1 January 24, 2017
Comparison of Three Insect Monitoring Traps 1 December 13, 2016
Perennial sorghum: the beginnings of a test plot at ECHO in Florida 1 September 30, 2016
Do all tropical pumpkin fruit shapes taste the same? 1 July 11, 2016
Can you use an ohm/volt meter to test soil or water salinity? 3 April 14, 2016
2-4-2 Maize/Legume Intercropping: Trial Update (Dec 2015) 1 December 15, 2015
Maize 2-4-2 Legume Intercropping: Trial Update (July 2015) 1 July 31, 2015
Weed Suppression Options---Legumes and Guinea Hogs 1 February 12, 2015
How much nitrogen is there in moringa stem versus leaf tissue? 1 December 14, 2014
Pod-Borer Damage to Lablab 1 September 30, 2014
Cowpea with maize for early-season ground coverage 1 May 12, 2014
Weeds contain high amounts of key minerals 1 October 30, 2013
Zai in South Africa 1 September 16, 2013
Manure increases soil moisture in zai pits 1 July 25, 2013
Degradation of legume residues on soil surface 1 May 3, 2013
Intercropping legumes with moringa 1 February 27, 2013
Corn sheller for harvesting small plots 1 January 29, 2013
Concentrating manure near crop plants boosts soil nitrate 1 November 30, 2012