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ECHO has been helping thousands of development workers and organizations around the world to better access vital information and other resources needed to improve food production and security for small-scale farmers and gardeners. 

ECHO in-house resources include ECHO Development Notes (EDN), ECHO Technical NotesECHO Best Practice NotesECHO Research Notes and Plant Information Sheets.  Presentations from ECHO Conferences are also provided.  Many of the plenary sessions are provided as complete video presentations.

March 3, 2020

FeedAccess: a software designed to optimize formulas at least cost for poultry, pigs and aquaculture species

FeedAccess provides a free formulation tool and access to an important raw material database and most common animal feed formulas used in livestock farming. FeedAccess is designed for layers, broilers, pigs and sows diets.

June 30, 2017
CIPAV, 2014. Cali, Colombia

CIPAV - Centre for Research on Sustainable Agriculture

The Centre for Research on Sustainable Agriculture is a NGO whose mission is to contribute to the sustainable development of the rural sector through research, development and outreach of environmentally friendly farming alternatives. It works in partnership with numerous groups, research centers, scientific and international cooperation institutions, rural communities and businesses that promote sustainable rural development in Colombia and in several countries of Latin America, Asia, Africa, Europe and North America.

January 5, 2015
ARChE_Net, 2014. Arche_net

Regional network of expertise on dynamic adaptative systems ruminant to a changing world

The ARChE_Net project is a multi-partner regional project funded by the Reunion Regional Council, the EU and the French Government. It aims to define regional strategies to manage the ruminant production systems’ adaptation to agro-ecological and socio-economic changes thanks to the implementation of innovative monitoring tools and to the reinforcement of skills exchange within the Indian Ocean. The countries part of the network are: Australia, India, Madagascar, Mozambique, Republic of Comoros, Reunion Island (France) and South Africa.

September 26, 2014
TECA, 2014. Teca, FAO, Rome, Italy

TECA: Technologies and practices for small agricultural producers

TECA stands for Technologies and Practices for small agricultural producers and is composed of (1) the Knowledge Base of technologies and practices for small agricultural producers and (2) the Exchange Groups, which are online discussion fora where practitioners can exchange knowledge and experiences on specific topics related to smallholder agriculture. 

September 19, 2014
FAO, 2013. FAO Forestry

Insects for food and feed

This FAO website on insects used for food and feed provides information, news, resources and publications.

November 30, 2013
FAO, 2013. FAO, Rome

Dairy Gateway - Dairy production and products

FAO's Dairy Gateway is a neutral platform that provides a wide range of material about milk production and products in developing countries. The Gateway allows users to share information, video and picture stories, and experiences. 

July 28, 2013
SAPPLPP, 2013. NDDB National Dairy Development Board and FAO

South Asia Pro-Poor Livestock Policy Programme

South Asia Pro-Poor Livestock Policy Programme was established in 2006 with the objective of facilitating and contributing to the development of pro-poor livestock policy and programme implementation, in three selected South Asian countries – Bangladesh, Bhutan and India. The programme is funded by the National Dairy Development Board and FAO.

July 24, 2013
MEKARN, 2013. Program financed  by SidaSAREC

MEKARN - Research Cooperation For Livestock-Based Sustainable Farming Systems In The Lower Mekong Basin

This regional network on sustainable agriculture in South East Asia is supported by Sida/SAREC. Participating institutions are the countries in the Lower Mekong Basin (Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand). The core activities are research, research training, and exchange and dissemination of information.

July 23, 2013
APHCA, 2013. APHCA - Animal Production and Health Commission for Asia and the Pacific

Dairy Asia - Asian milk for health and prosperity

Mission: 1. Facilitate an increase in productivity, quality and profitability, in an environmentally sustainable manner, at all points along the dairy value chain in Asia. 2. Facilitate the collection and dissemination of high quality information and knowledge relevant to dairy development in Asia. 3. Enhance the recognition of the contribution of small holder dairy farming to household food security and overall socio-economic wellbeing in Asia, and the importance of the contribution of women. 4. Enhance the global visibility of the Asian dairy sector.

July 23, 2013

Agricultural Extension in South Asia

AESA is a portal on Agricultural Extension in South Asia. It aims to share knowledge on different aspects related to extension practice and policy within the region and also to link people involved in extension to new knowledge and advisory services generated elsewhere.

December 19, 2012
AFZ, 2012. AFZ

AFZ (Association française de zootechnie)

The AFZ (Association Française de Zootechnie) is a French association of animal production specialists from industry, trade organisations, research, education and public administration. Its mission is to help with the dissemination and application of knowledge related to farm animals, and to participate in the public debates concerning animal productions.

December 6, 2012
INRA, 2012. INRA

INRA (Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique)

INRA (National Institute for Agricultural Research) is one of the foremost institutes in the world for agriculture, food and the environment. It is also the second largest public research institute in France.

December 6, 2012


CIRAD (Centre de coopération internationale en recherche agronomique pour le développement) is a French research centre working with the whole range of developing countries to generate and pass on new knowledge, support agricultural development and fuel the debate on the main global issues concerning agriculture.

December 6, 2012
FAO, 2012. FAO

FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations)

FAO (Food and agricultural Organization of the United Nations) aims at raising levels of nutrition, improving agricultural productivity, bettering the lives of rural populations and contributing to the growth of the world economy.

December 6, 2012
ILRI, 2012. ILRI

International Livestock Research Institute

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) works with partners to help poor people keep their farm animals alive and productive, increase and sustain their livestock and farm productivity and find profitable markets for their animal products.

December 5, 2012
SIA, 2012. Universidad de Cordoba, SIA

Servicio de Información sobre Alimentos

SIA is one of University of Cordoba Centralized Services, which participates, within the INIA´s animal feeding thematic network, in the spreading of the information on animal feeding.  Its main mission is to integrate the data obtained in different laboratories on bromatologic composition, nutritive value and use recommendations of cattle feed used in Spain.

December 5, 2012
IAV, 2012. IAV

Institut Agronomique et Vétérinaire Hassan II

The Institut Agronomique et Vétérinaire Hassan II (IAV)( Agronomic and Veterinary Institute) is the leading graduate institute in life sciences and engineering of Morocco. The IAV provides education, research and development in agriculture, rural development, rural land-use planning and natural resources management.


December 5, 2012
Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech, 2012. Université de Liège, Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech

Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech

The Faculty of Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech is dedicated exclusively to agronomical sciences and biological engineering. The complete five-year program on offer at the Faculty trains future bioengineers.  Gembloux Agro-Bio-Tech is a faculty open to the world, which has forged an international reputation thanks to the quality of its teaching and the excellence of its research over the last 150 years.

December 5, 2012
FEDNA, 2012. Fundación FEDNA

FEDNA (Fundación Española para el Desarrollo de la Nutrición Animal)

FEDNA is a spanish organization that gathers university researchers and professionals dedicated to animal nutrition in Spain. FEDNA aims at developping scientific knowledge about animal nutrition. It publishes information about feedstuffs, spanish regulation on safety etc...

December 5, 2012
FARA, 2012. FARA

Forum for agricultural research in Africa

FARA is the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa, an umbrella organization bringing together and forming coalitions of major stakeholders in agricultural research and development in Africa. FARA complements the innovative activities of national, international and sub-regional research institutions to deliver more responsive and effective services to its stakeholders.

December 5, 2012
EAAP, 2012. EAAP

European Federation of Animal Sciences

EAAP represents the professional interests of european scientists, academics, professionals and producers, technicians, extension officers, government departments and farmer organisations.

December 5, 2012

Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation

CSIRO is Australia's national science agency and one of the largest and most diverse research agencies in the world.

December 5, 2012

Centre International des Hautes Etudes Agronomiques Méditerranéennes

The International Centre for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies (CIHEAM) aims at providing supplementary education (economic as well as technical) and developing a spirit of international cooperation among agricultural personnel in Mediterranean countries.

December 5, 2012

Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research

The CGIAR Consortium is an international organization that, together with the CGIAR Fund, advances international agricultural research for a food secure future by integrating and coordinating the efforts of those who fund research and those who do the research

December 5, 2012

Asian-Australasian Dairy Goats Network

AADGN is a new grouping by and for all who are interested in dairy goats. The primary objective of AADGN is to serve all stakeholders including researchers, academicians, policy makers, farmers & investors and milk & other dairy processers working to promote dairy goat farming in Asia-Australasia and beyond.

December 5, 2012
CIAT, 2012. CIAT

Centro Internacional de Agricultura Tropical

CIAT is an agricultural research institution that focuses on scientific solutions to hunger in the tropics. CIAT  believes eco-efficient agriculture—developing sustainable methods of food production—is the best way to eradicate hunger and improve livelihoods in the region.

December 5, 2012
Amena, 2012. Amena

Asociación Mexicana de Especialistas en Nutrición Animal

The mexican association of animal nutrition (AMENA) aims at developing scientific knowledge in nutrition and animal productions.

December 5, 2012
AgroParisTech, 2012. AgroParisTech


AgroParisTech (Paris Institute of technology for life, food and environmental sciences) is one of the foremost French Graduate Institutes in Science and Engineering. It has 2000 students, among which 450 Ph. D students, 230 academic staff and 300 researchers.

December 5, 2012
WRSA, 2012. World Rabbit Science Association

World Rabbit Science Association

The World Rabbit Science Association aims to facilitate the exchange of knowledge and experience, to promote teaching, scientific research, practical experimentation, collection and publication of statistics and documents in relation with rabbit production, to promote World Rabbit Congresses alone or in cooperation with other international bodies, to cooperate with FAO and any other World Bodies interested in rabbit meat, pelt or fur production.

November 13, 2012