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Symposium publishing funding

Hi all, a question on publishing Symposium papers. The organisation in mind is in Southern Africa, and not well-funded. They’ve had a recent symposium, so there are over 20 papers to be published (ideally). Does anyone know if there are grants available from WHO or similar to self-publish that sort of thing?

Hello Beth!

We published our ECHO Asia Conference Proceedings a few years ago, and CABI International was willing to index it for us, for free. Keep in mind that we compiled, formatted, and self-published on echocommunity first. I contacted Uma Sabapathy Allen ( at the time, and it was a very simple process. Perhaps if the symposium is directly related to the work of ECHO we would be interested to house it here on echocommunity (@ssnyder thoughts?).

We will absolutely consider publishing within ECHOcommunity if the content addresses agricultural and related development challenges faced by small-scale farmers and the advisors who serve them. Works published on ECHOcommunity directly are available not only on but can also be downloaded in the ECHOcommunity mobile app. Please see the link below for more information on publishing within the ECHOcommunity platform. Feel free to reach out to me directly.

That’s so awesome, thank you. I have suggested it to the organisation and will leave it to them to make contact. Really helpful, thanks. Hope all going well in Thailand :slight_smile:

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That is incredibly valuable, thank you. I have suggested it to the organisation, and will leave it to them to get in contact. I am always wishing more information (such as scientific journals) were free access, so that we can all make progress together. The issues such as climate change are way too big not to share resources. So thank you for what you’re doing in that area. Much appreciated.

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