Fort Myers, Florida - USA

ECHO International

Agriculture Conference


Early Bird Ends Soon!!

Early Bird is scheduled to end on October 1st. ECHO will extend this deadline until October 9th, 2017

Afternoon and Evening Session Leaders Needed!

If you are interested in sharing about your project or research work please contact Renee Gill at for more details.



Plenary Sessions

These plenaries will be speaking: Putso Nyanthi, Johnathan Crane, Dan Gudahl



These workshops will be offered:


Break-Out Sessions

These break-out sessions will be offered:


Plenary Sessions

These plenaries will be speaking: Joshua Ringer, Kathy Bryson, Rachel Bezner Kerr



These workshops will be offered:


Break-Out Sessions

These break-out sessions will be offered:


Plenary Sessions

These plenaries will be speaking: Abe Valentine, Stephanie Velegol, Tom Post



These workshops will be offered:



All conference delegates invited.

All Day

Post Conference Workshops

We'll have these post-conference workshops available: *Additional Fee


Valentin Abe

A New Approach in Aquaculture Development in Third Word Countries: The Haiti Model

Johnathan Crane

Tropical fruit production, one tree at a time or Tropical fruit production for small land holders.

Kathy Bryson

Integrating Practical Nutrition Education into Community Agricultural Programs

Rachel Bezner Kerr

Farmer-led Research on Agroecology and Nutrition in Malawi and Tanzania

Dan Gudahl

Cold Chain 101. You Can’t Always Get What You Want: Real Life Problems and Possible Solutions to Cold Chain

Josh Ringer

Post-Conflict Agriculture

Stephanie Velegol

Moringa-coated sand filters as a sustainable solution for clean water

Tom Post

Dialogue Education & Farmers

Putso Nyathi

An Ex-post evaluation of 10 years of Conservation Agriculture (CA) promotion in Zimbabwe, Lessons for food security interventions

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Fort Myers, Florida - USA

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This year marks the 24th Anniversary of the ECHO International Agriculture Conference held in Fort Myers, FL! We hope that you will make plans to join us for this year’s conference. The event brings together some of the world’s most influential voices dedicated to eradicating hunger and improving lives.

Speakers will share practical solutions to agricultural challenges, personal experiences and strategies for improving the lives of millions who daily face the threat of starvation. The event offers an open exchange of information, connecting the people and ideas that can make a real and sustainable difference.


Conference accommodation and meeting rooms for morning and evening sessions will be held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in the Bell Tower district of Fort Myers.

We highly recommend that all Delegates stay at the Crowne Plaza Hotel due to the conference scheduling and the opportunities for networking with others attending the conference. Those not staying at the Crowne Plaza Hotel must make their own arrangements for lodging and transportation, and please note that breakfast will not be included for delegates staying off site.



If you are staying at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, a complimentary Continental Breakfast is included at the Hotel Tuesday - Thursday morning.


Lunch is provided in your conference registration. Lunches are served at ECHO Global Farm, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. If you are attending ECHO's post conference workshop, lunch will be provided that Friday as well.


Evening meals are not provided by ECHO. There are many available options for restaurants within walking distance of the conference hotel.

Thursday Evening Banquet:

The closing banquet on Thursday evening is held in the Crowne Plaza Hotel Ballroom. The banquet cost is included in your conference registration.


Transportation from the RSW (South West Florida International Airport) is provided by the hotel for guests staying at the Crowne Plaza. When you land, please call this number to let the shuttle of your arrival: (239)-482-2900

ECHO does provide transportation to and from ECHO's Global Farm for the afternoon workshops for those who do not have a personal vehicle. Please indicate on your registration form if you have a vehicle and would be willing to provide rides for other conference attendees.