ECHO® International Agriculture Conference

Friday November 22, 2019

Every year ECHO offers an additional opportunity for our delegates to continue learning through our Post-Conference Workshop. For an additional $50 charge you can choose between two options for your post-conference workshop.

The Workshops begin at 9:00 am and end around 3:00PM in the afternoon. Lunch and transportation are provided for attendees.

You can register for a Post Conference Workshop through the registration form.

Post-Conference Workshop Options:

Restoring the Soil: How to Use Green Manure/Cover Crops

Presented by Roland Bunch of Better Soils, Better Lives

Smallholder farmers around the world face some of the harshest growing conditions globally, yet they produce the majority of the world’s food. Soils in these areas often lack nutrient and water holding capacities, due to erosion or poor soil structure. These obstacles can be staggering for farmers who depend on soils to sustain their crops for home and/or market production.

This post conference workshop will look at ways green manure cover crops (GM/CCs) can help smallholder farmers restore their soil and address these obstacles. Roland Bunch with ECHO staff will discuss various GM/CCs and farming systems that incorporate them. This workshop will be a tour of the ECHO Global Farm seeing the systems in practice, and learning how to decide what cover crops to use in your context. This will also be a time for delegates to come with questions about cover crops for Roland and ECHO staff.

Casting the Vision for Community Health Evangelism (CHE)

Presented by Dr. Bibiana and Alexander MacLeod of Medical Ambassadors

Community Health Evangelism (CHE) is a Christ-centered educational program used around the world. CHE equips communities to identify issues and mobilize resources to achieve positive, sustainable change. The CHE strategy includes church planting, disease prevention, and poverty alleviation.

The goal of this workshop is to have participants gain the vision for Integrated Development and some skills that can be immediately used in the field as they interact with communities willing to get started with the CHE approach.

This Post Conference session will consist of 1. Teaching the concepts of Development in the community; 2. Understanding Good Health from a Biblical Perspective; 3. Basis for an integrated development understanding of the Kingdom. 4. CHE Description 5. Strategies for Entering the Community