Video Tag: Impact Stories

Behind the Scenes at an East Africa Workshop

When agricultural lands are depleted or overgrazed, incomes dwindle and families suffer. ECHO’s East Africa impact center holds regular trainings in both the theory and the hands-on application of conservation techniques. These techniques equip families to improve the health of the soil as well as their livelihoods. These attendees share what it means to them to attend an ECHO training.

ECHO Multiplication Effect Video – Jean Apedoh (SRI)

Jean Apedoh is an agricultural trainer in Togo, West Africa. Through training and connections made at the first ECHO conference in West Africa, he has been instrumental is multiplying the impact of SRI (the System of Rice Intensification) across the region. Meet Jean and three generations of trainers and farmers who have benefited from ECHO’s West Africa Impact Center.

Seed Bank Targets Food Security in Asia

Many neglected indigenous plants can play an important role in fighting hunger, soil erosion and loss of biodiversity in developing countries. The ECHO Asia Seed Bank in Thailand encourages the use of such plants by saving their seeds and distributing them to development workers throughout Asia for free. Ratakarn ‘Wah’ Arttawuttikun, who manages the daily operations of this unique seed bank, shows how seeds are collected, cleaned, dried, packed and stored.