September 10 - 14, 2018

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Did you know that of 250,000 identified plant species worldwide that only 30 species provide 95 percent of our global food energy needs? And that only three of these crops – wheat, maize and rice – provide half of the world’s food?

With severe weather extremes and other risks to global food security, many agricultural experts agree that global cropping systems should be as diversified as possible. As small-scale farms are particularly vulnerable to climatic and economic instability, underutilized crops may be key to their resilience.

Underutilized crops are those with “underexploited potential for contributing to food security, nutrition, health, income generation and environmental services.” The ECHO Underutilized Crops Workshop (September 10-14) will not only introduce participants to various less known crops but will also spotlight opportunities for their production and utilization.

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

    • After 8/13/2017 the registration price increases to $695.00

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

    • After 8/13/2017 the registration price increases to $520.00
 
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  Andy Cotarelo,   ECHO Farm Manager,  Senegal

Andy Cotarelo, ECHO Farm Manager, Senegal

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

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

  Dr. Tim Motis,   ECHO Director of Agriculture Tech & Research,  Ethiopia, Liberia, Haiti, South Africa

Dr. Tim Motis, ECHO Director of Agriculture Tech & Research, Ethiopia, Liberia, Haiti, South Africa

  Holly Sobetski ,  ECHO Seed Bank Manager,  Cambodia

Holly Sobetski, ECHO Seed Bank Manager, Cambodia

  Stacy Reader,   ECHO Research & Publications Associate,  Tanzania

Stacy Reader, ECHO Research & Publications Associate, Tanzania

  Bob Hargrave ,  ECHO Technical Consultant , Kenya  

Bob Hargrave, ECHO Technical Consultant, Kenya  

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