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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. 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. 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.
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About the Blogs category 1 21 December 2017
Fill It Full: A Simple Way to Reduce Weevil Damage in Maize Seed Stored in Airtight Containers 2 16 September 2021
Foliar Application of Fermented Plant Juice (FPJ) 1 22 January 2021
Warm-season cover crop mixture of lablab and velvet bean 7 23 October 2020
Earthbag structure for moderation of temperature when storing seeds 2 10 June 2020
Calculation of Percent Oxygen after Vacuum Sealing a Container of Seed 2 15 January 2020
Crushed Annona seeds as potential in-ground insecticide 1 31 October 2018
ECHO International Agriculture Conference: 25 Years of Learning from One Another 6 28 November 2018
More from the Maya Health Alliance 1 27 July 2018
Ancestral Mayan Foods/Plants 1 27 March 2018
One month in Guatemala 4 28 March 2018
Plans for surveying communities on gardening/agriculture 1 2 February 2018
Arrival on Location in Guatemala 2 19 February 2018
Plans for an ECHO Field Experience with ECHO Latin America 1 17 November 2017
Can carbon dioxide be used for control pests in seeds? 1 26 September 2017
Can biogas be used to control seed pests? 1 12 June 2017
Do all parts of a chaya plant contain hydrocyanic acid? 1 7 April 2017
Seed Quality Affects Germination and Seedling Health 1 24 January 2017
Comparison of Three Insect Monitoring Traps 1 13 December 2016
Perennial sorghum: the beginnings of a test plot at ECHO in Florida 1 30 September 2016
Do all tropical pumpkin fruit shapes taste the same? 1 11 July 2016
Can you use an ohm/volt meter to test soil or water salinity? 3 10 October 2018
2-4-2 Maize/Legume Intercropping: Trial Update (Dec 2015) 1 15 December 2015
Maize 2-4-2 Legume Intercropping: Trial Update (July 2015) 1 31 July 2015
Weed Suppression Options---Legumes and Guinea Hogs 4 18 November 2020
How much nitrogen is there in moringa stem versus leaf tissue? 1 14 December 2014
Pod-Borer Damage to Lablab 1 30 September 2014
Cowpea with maize for early-season ground coverage 1 12 May 2014
Weeds contain high amounts of key minerals 1 30 October 2013
Zai in South Africa 1 16 September 2013