The 30th Annual ECHO® International Agriculture Conference

Conference Dates

November 7-9, 2023

The ECHO® International Agriculture Conference

Why Attend?

For twenty-nine years, ECHO has brought together networks of like-minded individuals devoted to eradicating hunger and improving lives through agriculture and community development. We are thrilled to invite you to this in-person event from November 7th-9th in Fort Myers, Florida. Come learn, contribute, and network at the 30th International Agriculture Conference where speakers share about agricultural challenges, personal experiences, and strategies for improving the lives of millions who daily face food insecurity.

What to expect from this year's conference:

  • World-class keynote speakers
  • Interactive afternoon workshops on ECHO’s Global Farm
  • Evening Breakout Sessions sharing innovative techniques and approaches

Who Should Attend?

This conference will especially benefit current or aspiring international agricultural development workers. At this conference, you will get to network with professionals who share your context and your passions!

  • Short-term or career missionaries
  • National community leaders and farmers
  • Leaders of development/relief-oriented organizations
  • University undergraduate, graduate students and professors
  • International project volunteers (e.g. Peace Corps)
Tuesday - Thursday November 7-9, 2023
Fort Myers, Florida ECHO Global Farm
Conference Resources

What does an ECHO International Agriculture Conference look like?
Check out these videos from previous year's morning plenary speakers:

November 14, 2018

15 underutilized crops for improving the lives of smallholder farm families - Josh Jamison

Despite the incredible diversity of useful plants that exist, a small handful of crops feed the majority of the world...

November 13, 2018

Low cost plant parasitic nematode management strategies - Dr. Ben Dube

Simple and yet effective agronomic practices for most vegetable crops that discourage the buildup of plant - parasitic nematodes and other soil borne pathogens in the soil...

November 15, 2017

Post-conflict Agriculture

As development practitioners, researchers, and changemakers we are confronted by situations in which armed conflict has torn apart the physical and social structures of societies. Smallholder farmers are deeply impacted...

The resources and networking opportunities that make the ECHO International Agriculture Conference unique are available year-round through ECHOcommunity.org

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Attendee Profile List

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Community Board

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Virtual Meet

Connect one-on-one with a delegate through the Virtual Meet option. Suggest a meeting with someone who you want to get to know more and directly connect through the app.

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