Agroforestry: Designing for impact
July 22 - July 26, 2019
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).
Regular registration (early bird rate): $645.00
After 12/21/2018 the registration price increases to $745.00
Spouse registration (early bird rate): $495.00
After 12/21/2018 the registration price increases to $520.00
ECHO's courses are taught by our experienced staff members, each with unique international experience.