Holiday Garden Resort, Chiang Mai, THAILAND
3-6 October 2017

ECHO Asia "Improving Lives"

Agriculture & Community Development Conference

Event Announcements

Early bird registration is now open!

Welcome to ECHO Asia’s “Improving Lives” Conference Page 2017!

We are pleased to give you more information below as well as the the opportunity to register and potentially submit applications for posters and papers.

Your participation is integral to seeing this conference become a success! If you are not yet a network member and wish to be, please go to ECHOcommunity.org to register for this event as well as our resources, publications and free seed distribution.

Welcome and we look forward to having you in Chiang Mai in October!

About

03-06 Oct 2017
Holiday Garden Resort, Chiang Mai, THAILAND
16/16 Huay Kaew Rd. T. Chang Phuak, A. Muang Chiang Mai, 50300

The 6th Biennial ECHO Asia Agriculture and Community Development Conference will take place on October 3-6, 2017, in Chiang Mai, Thailand!

Our conference theme “Improving Lives” expresses our desire to partner with you as we train, equip, and grow our network to impact the lives and livelihoods of farmers and their families across Asia.

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.

Early Bird registration packages (before 31 August): $150USD for day package, $200USD for shared room, $250USD for single room. Scholarships are available. Contact us to apply.

Come join us for 3-days/4-nights of plenary speakers, workshops, a poster session, and a seed exchange followed by a 1-day site visit!

Register for ECHO Asia Conference 2017

To register, it’s easy. Simply click the link below for logistics and event details. We have separate packages for day visitors, shared room option, single room option, or your spouse that is traveling with you but won’t attend the conference.

Once we have received your registration, our staff with contact you will payment details. We offer payment through PayPal or bank transfer through Bangkok Bank.

We look forward to having you as your partnership and participation in this conference makes all the difference!

Register Online Now!

Submit a Poster!

We are pleased to announce that our 2017 conference in Chiang Mai will feature an opportunity to submit a poster for display! For the detailed information and/or to submit your poster, please click below.

Poster Session: Please consider creating a poster for display at the conference venue. Your poster can then be viewed by other conference delegates at their leisure, as well as during designated times for poster presenters and other conference attendees to interact. There will also be an opportunity, during a late-afternoon or evening session, to give a five-minute oral summary of your poster.

Poster Categories include:

  • Research summaries
  • Development project summaries
  • Crop evaluations
Poster Submission Details and Registration

Submit a Paper

Paper Submissions: Please consider submitting a paper summarizing some of the research you may have conducted in recent years. We hope that in this way, any interesting research findings from within our network may be shared in a more formal manner with practitioners throughout the region.

Paper Categories include:

  • Crop, Soil, & Environmental Practices in the Tropics
  • Livestock & Animal Husbandry in the Tropics
  • Agricultural Extension & Community Development
  • Appropriate Technology
  • Underutilized Crops

This is a great opportunity to publish research findings in a conference proceeding. Please click below for more details and how to submit your abstract.

Paper Submission Details and Registration

Schedule

Morning

Plenary Speakers

Topics include: Training & Leadership, Coffee, Nutrition, Backyard Gardening, Silage/Seeds

Afternoon

Workshops

In no particular order, here is our current list of confirmed workshop subjects: Sustainable energy/Renewable Energy Sustainable agriculture Small Farm Resource Centers Earth Buildings Smallholder Farms Coffee Roasting/Cupping Culinary Art Permaculture Small Scale Silage Seed Systems Organic Fertilizers Soil improvement Options for Improving Soil Fertility on Smallholder Farms Meet the Speaker sessions Kingdom Impact through business SALT: Agroforestry Options for Upland Farming in the Humid Tropics Community Development: The process and some fun tools Making the shift from teacher to learner led Community Health

Evening

Breakout Sessions

Poster session, Paper Proceedings, Coffee Cupping/Grading, Seed Exchange

Morning

Plenary Speakers

Topics include: Training & Leadership, Coffee, Nutrition, Backyard Gardening, Silage/Seeds

Afternoon

Workshops

In no particular order, here is our current list of confirmed workshop subjects: Sustainable energy/Renewable Energy Sustainable agriculture Small Farm Resource Centers Earth Buildings Smallholder Farms Coffee Roasting/Cupping Culinary Art Permaculture Small Scale Silage Seed Systems Organic Fertilizers Soil improvement Options for Improving Soil Fertility on Smallholder Farms Meet the Speaker sessions Kingdom Impact through business SALT: Agroforestry Options for Upland Farming in the Humid Tropics Community Development: The process and some fun tools Making the shift from teacher to learner led Community Health

Evening

Breakout Sessions

Poster session, Paper Proceedings, Coffee Cupping/Grading, Seed Exchange

Morning

Plenary Speakers

Topics include: Training & Leadership, Coffee, Nutrition, Backyard Gardening, Silage/Seeds

Afternoon

Workshops

In no particular order, here is our current list of confirmed workshop subjects: Sustainable energy/Renewable Energy Sustainable agriculture Small Farm Resource Centers Earth Buildings Smallholder Farms Coffee Roasting/Cupping Culinary Art Permaculture Small Scale Silage Seed Systems Organic Fertilizers Soil improvement Options for Improving Soil Fertility on Smallholder Farms Meet the Speaker sessions Kingdom Impact through business SALT: Agroforestry Options for Upland Farming in the Humid Tropics Community Development: The process and some fun tools Making the shift from teacher to learner led Community Health

All Day

Site Visits

A selection of half-day and full-day site visits for your choosing

Plenary Speakers

Dr. Pepijn Schreinemachers

Improving Lives Through Small-scale Vegetable Gardening

Dr. Ozzie Abaye

Smallscale Silage Production in the Tropics

Dr. Laval Yau

Business for Transformation in Myanmar

Dr. Tom Thompson

Soil Fertility and Management for Smallholder Farmers

Karen L. Stoufer, DVM

The Answer is in the Room

Melanie Edwards

Coffee in Myanmar

Jeff Palmer

Improving Lives through Seeking First to Understand

Osamu Arakawa

Life Giving Agriculture and Life Killing Technology

Rangsarit Kunchaimung

Management of Self-reliant Communities


Lodging

Our conference will take place at the Holiday Garden Resort here in Chiang Mai. The location is great and offers lots of dining and shopping options within walking distance from the resort. To explore this location, here is their website: http://www.holidaygardenhotelandresort.com/



Food

There are lots of dining options within walking distance of the resort. Nimmanhaemin Road offers lots of options: http://www.chiangmaiinfo.com/nimman The food level as well as the roof of Maya Mall has lots of options and beautiful views: http://www.mayashoppingcenter.com/