Networking Global Hunger Solutions<br />ECHO Asia Conf 2009<br />
923 Million people across the world are hungry<br />Over 16,000 children die each day from hunger related causes-one child...
ECHO’s Purpose<br />ECHO exists to help those working internationally with the poor to be more effective, especially in th...
Innovative OptionsEducation & TrainingNetworking<br />
Innovative OptionsEducation & TrainingNetworking<br />
Innovative Options<br />ECHO helps those working overseas in the areas of Agriculture and Community Development to find so...
Innovative Options<br />ECHO provides this assistance in the following ways:<br /> Technical Support<br /> Publications<br...
Innovative OptionsTechnical Support<br />ECHO’s technical team answers questions and provides advice for our network.<br />
Innovative OptionsTechnical Support<br />A Global Ag Extension service for the developing world.<br />What do I do if…… <b...
Innovative OptionsTechnical Support<br />A Global Ag Extension service for the developing world.<br />What do I do if…… <b...
Innovative OptionsPublications<br />ECHO Development Notes:<br />A journal style newsletter highlighting ideas, techniques...
Innovative OptionsPublications<br />
Innovative OptionsInternet<br />ECHO’s website provides a link to our publications and connects us to our network.<br />Ov...
Innovative OptionsSeedbank<br />ECHO sends out trial packets of seed to members of our network. ECHO’s seedbank contains o...
Innovative OptionsNursery<br />The ECHO Nursery provides a valuable training component for interns, students, and visitors...
Innovative OptionsConsulting<br />ECHO offers off-site as well as on-site consulting.<br />Moringa questions in Cambodia<b...
Innovative OptionsEducation & TrainingNetworking<br />
Education and Training <br />Another way in which ECHO strives to make development workers more effective is to provide tr...
Education and Training<br />ECHO provides education & training in the following ways:<br /> Internship Program <br /> Form...
Education and TrainingInternship Program<br />This is a one year work experience program designed to provide training for ...
Education and TrainingInternship Program<br />(2000-2008)<br />
Education and TrainingFormal Education<br />ECHO partners with colleges to offer courses for credit to university students...
Education and TrainingNon-Formal Education<br />We also offer the option of a guided self-study program designed to let in...
Education and TrainingWorkshops<br />ECHO offers various workshops throughout the year at the ECHO campus.<br />
Education and TrainingLibrary<br />ECHO maintains a Reference Library with  books, journals, magazines, videos, files, and...
Education and TrainingDemonstration Farm<br />ECHO’s 50 acre farm is a hands-on living classroom witha 10 acre Global Vill...
Education and TrainingDemonstration Farm<br />Lowlands<br />Mountain<br />
Education and TrainingDemonstration Farm<br />Monsoon <br />Semi-Arid<br />
Education and TrainingDemonstration Farm<br />RainForest<br />Urban Gardens<br />
Education and TrainingAppropriate Technologies<br />
Education and TrainingAppropriate Technologies<br />Demonstrations<br />ECHO maintains a variety of demonstrations represe...
Education and TrainingAppropriate Technologies<br />Demonstrations: Water Treatment & Filtration<br />
Education and TrainingAppropriate Technologies<br />Demonstrations: Water Movement & Storage<br />
Education and TrainingAppropriate Technologies<br />Demonstrations: Indoor Air Pollution & Improved Cookstoves<br />
Education and TrainingAppropriate Technologies<br />Demonstrations: Renewable Energy<br />
Education and TrainingAppropriate Technologies<br />Demonstrations: Post Harvest<br />Post-harvest losses of food grains i...
Innovative OptionsEducation & TrainingNetworking<br />
Networking <br />The third key element of ECHO’s ministry is to provide opportunities for international development worker...
Regional Networking Forums
Strategic Partnerships</li></li></ul><li>Networking OpportunitiesECHO Agriculture Conference<br />
Networking OpportunitiesRegional Networking Forums<br />
Networking OpportunitiesFormal Strategic Partnerships<br />ECHO works to develop formal partnerships with organizations th...
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ECHO Presentation given by ECHO President/CEO Stan Doerr

  1. 1. Networking Global Hunger Solutions<br />ECHO Asia Conf 2009<br />
  2. 2. 923 Million people across the world are hungry<br />Over 16,000 children die each day from hunger related causes-one child every 5 seconds<br />(from Bread for the World Hunger Facts)<br />
  3. 3. ECHO’s Purpose<br />ECHO exists to help those working internationally with the poor to be more effective, especially in the area of agriculture.<br />
  4. 4. Innovative OptionsEducation & TrainingNetworking<br />
  5. 5. Innovative OptionsEducation & TrainingNetworking<br />
  6. 6. Innovative Options<br />ECHO helps those working overseas in the areas of Agriculture and Community Development to find solutions to the difficulties they face in their communities. <br />We want to improve the capabilities of these workers to address local agricultural problems and to offer additional options for improving the quality of life for the people they serve.<br />
  7. 7. Innovative Options<br />ECHO provides this assistance in the following ways:<br /> Technical Support<br /> Publications<br /> Internet <br />Seedbank<br /> Nursery <br /> Consulting<br />
  8. 8. Innovative OptionsTechnical Support<br />ECHO’s technical team answers questions and provides advice for our network.<br />
  9. 9. Innovative OptionsTechnical Support<br />A Global Ag Extension service for the developing world.<br />What do I do if…… <br />
  10. 10. Innovative OptionsTechnical Support<br />A Global Ag Extension service for the developing world.<br />What do I do if…… <br />
  11. 11. Innovative OptionsPublications<br />ECHO Development Notes:<br />A journal style newsletter highlighting ideas, techniques, and plants that have potential.<br />-----<br />ECHO Technical Notes:<br />Documents containing information on a particular topic.<br />
  12. 12. Innovative OptionsPublications<br />
  13. 13. Innovative OptionsInternet<br />ECHO’s website provides a link to our publications and connects us to our network.<br />Over 1 million documents downloaded since 2005<br />Visit us at:<br />www.echonet.org<br />
  14. 14. Innovative OptionsSeedbank<br />ECHO sends out trial packets of seed to members of our network. ECHO’s seedbank contains over 370 varieties of hard-to-find vegetables, multi-purpose trees, fruits and other tropical crops.<br />
  15. 15. Innovative OptionsNursery<br />The ECHO Nursery provides a valuable training component for interns, students, and visitors. It also provides the capability to ship bud-wood & tree seedlings.<br />
  16. 16. Innovative OptionsConsulting<br />ECHO offers off-site as well as on-site consulting.<br />Moringa questions in Cambodia<br />Pineapple questions at ECHO<br />
  17. 17. Innovative OptionsEducation & TrainingNetworking<br />
  18. 18. Education and Training <br />Another way in which ECHO strives to make development workers more effective is to provide training and educational opportunities at the ECHO campus. <br />“To improve the capability of individuals to make a significant impact on agricultural development internationally.”<br />
  19. 19. Education and Training<br />ECHO provides education & training in the following ways:<br /> Internship Program <br /> Formal Education<br /> Non-formal Education<br /> Workshops<br />Library<br /> Demonstration Farm<br />Appropriate Technologies<br />
  20. 20. Education and TrainingInternship Program<br />This is a one year work experience program designed to provide training for potential development workers.<br />
  21. 21. Education and TrainingInternship Program<br />(2000-2008)<br />
  22. 22. Education and TrainingFormal Education<br />ECHO partners with colleges to offer courses for credit to university students.<br />
  23. 23. Education and TrainingNon-Formal Education<br />We also offer the option of a guided self-study program designed to let international workers focus on specific topics.<br />
  24. 24. Education and TrainingWorkshops<br />ECHO offers various workshops throughout the year at the ECHO campus.<br />
  25. 25. Education and TrainingLibrary<br />ECHO maintains a Reference Library with books, journals, magazines, videos, files, and articles on agriculture and community development.<br />
  26. 26. Education and TrainingDemonstration Farm<br />ECHO’s 50 acre farm is a hands-on living classroom witha 10 acre Global Village representing 6 Agro Zones<br />
  27. 27. Education and TrainingDemonstration Farm<br />Lowlands<br />Mountain<br />
  28. 28. Education and TrainingDemonstration Farm<br />Monsoon <br />Semi-Arid<br />
  29. 29. Education and TrainingDemonstration Farm<br />RainForest<br />Urban Gardens<br />
  30. 30. Education and TrainingAppropriate Technologies<br />
  31. 31. Education and TrainingAppropriate Technologies<br />Demonstrations<br />ECHO maintains a variety of demonstrations representing technologies that are being used successfully in the field and that address critical issues.<br />Our focus is on technologies related to:<br />Water Treatment & Filtration<br />Water Movement & Storage<br />Indoor Air Pollution & Improved Cookstoves<br />Renewable Energy<br />Post-Harvest<br />
  32. 32. Education and TrainingAppropriate Technologies<br />Demonstrations: Water Treatment & Filtration<br />
  33. 33. Education and TrainingAppropriate Technologies<br />Demonstrations: Water Movement & Storage<br />
  34. 34. Education and TrainingAppropriate Technologies<br />Demonstrations: Indoor Air Pollution & Improved Cookstoves<br />
  35. 35. Education and TrainingAppropriate Technologies<br />Demonstrations: Renewable Energy<br />
  36. 36. Education and TrainingAppropriate Technologies<br />Demonstrations: Post Harvest<br />Post-harvest losses of food grains in the developing world from mishandling, spoilage and pest infestation are around 25%. <br />One-quarter of grains produced never reach the consumer, and the effort and money required to produce it are lost-forever. <br />
  37. 37. Innovative OptionsEducation & TrainingNetworking<br />
  38. 38. Networking <br />The third key element of ECHO’s ministry is to provide opportunities for international development workers to learn from each other.<br /><ul><li>Annual ECHO Agricultural Conference (EAC)
  39. 39. Regional Networking Forums
  40. 40. Strategic Partnerships</li></li></ul><li>Networking OpportunitiesECHO Agriculture Conference<br />
  41. 41. Networking OpportunitiesRegional Networking Forums<br />
  42. 42. Networking OpportunitiesFormal Strategic Partnerships<br />ECHO works to develop formal partnerships with organizations that have similar interests in order to build on mutual strengths and enhance the effectiveness of each organization.<br />
  43. 43. ECHO exists for one major reason, to help those working internationally with the poor to be more effective, especially in the area of agriculture. <br />Let us know how we can help you.<br />ECHO: Networking Global Hunger Solutions<br />

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