Agroforestry: Designing for impact

July 15 - July 19, 2019

“Mrema’s sugarcane farm”. Photo by Erwin Kinsey of the East Africa Impact Center

“Mrema’s sugarcane farm”. Photo by Erwin Kinsey of the East Africa Impact Center

How can I maximize the use of my land?

Which Agroforestry approaches are the best for my context?

Learn to design, implement, and manage Agroforestry systems


Agroforestry is the agricultural practice of combining the management of annual crops and/or animals with trees.

Agroforestry systems, largely composed of perennial crops, offer the resilience needed to address extreme climatic issues such as drought and torrential rain, along with social and economic factors that influence agricultural production of small-scale farmers.  

This five-day course will introduce students to key agroforestry concepts, allow them to see the various agroforestry and perennial cropping systems at ECHO, and provide hands-on experience in agroforestry. A few of the agroforestry systems that will be included in the course are: Food Forests, Farmer Managed Natural Regeneration, micro-woodlots, Home gardens, and Sloping Agricultural Agricultural Land Technology (SALT).  

 
  1. Regular registration (early bird rate): $645.00

    • After 12/21/2018 the registration price increases to $745.00

  2. Spouse registration (early bird rate): $495.00

    • After 12/21/2018 the registration price increases to $520.00

 
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Tim Watkins,   ECHO Head of Agriculture Operations,  Central African Republic

Tim Watkins, ECHO Head of Agriculture Operations, Central African Republic

Bob Hargrave ,  ECHO Technical Consultant , Kenya

Bob Hargrave, ECHO Technical Consultant, Kenya

Andy Cotarelo,   ECHO Farm Manager,  Senegal

Andy Cotarelo, ECHO Farm Manager, Senegal

 
Bianca Basch ,  ECHO Agriculture Admin Assistant,  Thailand, South Africa

Bianca Basch, ECHO Agriculture Admin Assistant, Thailand, South Africa

Brian Flanagan,   ECHO Agriculture Training Director , Haiti

Brian Flanagan, ECHO Agriculture Training Director, Haiti

Renee Gill ,  ECHO Training Specialist,  Egypt

Renee Gill, ECHO Training Specialist, Egypt

ECHO's courses are taught by our experienced staff members, each with unique international experience.