2nd ECHO East Africa Symposium (ECHO Community)

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2nd ECHO East Africa Symposium

February 5-7, 2013 – Arusha, Tanzania

The ECHO Symposium will provide a network and training opportunity for those involved in alleviating hunger and poverty of Africa’s poor. Three mornings of plenary sessions featuring knowledgeable and experienced speakers will be followed by afternoon workshops and discussion groups led by regional agricultural development workers and experts.

Topics and speakers for the morning plenary sessions include:

An Overview of Conservation Agriculture (CA), Simon Lugandu, African Conservation Tillage Network
Conservation Agriculture Experiences: August Basson (Growing Nations) & Roland Bunch (Author of Two Ears of Corn) & Erick Ruwona (Christian Care Zimbabwe)
Raising Dairy Goats & Small Livestock – Tips & Challenges, Henry Njakoi, Heifer TZ
Rural Poultry Systems & Newcastle Disease Vaccination, Robyn Alders
East Coast Fever Immunization, Lieve Lynen
A Biblical Basis to Motivate Rural Change, Roger Sharland, REAP Kenya
Village Cooperative Banks Strengthen Rural Groups, Edith Banzi (SNV) & Lynn Ukio (WODSTA)
Mobilizing Farmer Field Schools for Small Farmer Research, Dominick Ringo (Recoda)



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Willem Van Cotthem

Honorary Professor of Botany, University of Ghent (Belgium). Scientific Consultant for Desertification and Sustainable Development.