Each year, eight exceptional young people join ECHO’s Internship Program to gain hands-on experience in tropical agriculture and missions. Three of the recent intern graduates are now serving internationally with ECHO, either in Thailand or Senegal. These locations give the interns an opportunity to put into practice what they learned from ECHO, transferring theory and academic learning to “hands on” practical and contextual implementation through collaborating with a community of farmers and partners during trainings and field visits.
Through ECHOcommunity this year, 636 new Active Development Workers joined our online network to access agricultural resources, seeds, conversations, and ask specific questions. Each month, visitors from more than 200 countries utilize ECHO resources and connect with each other.
Through ECHOcommunity Conversations, 1,746 people logged in to respond to a topic or ask advice for their own work. One visitor, Beth from Zimbabwe, responded, “That is incredibly valuable...The issues are way too big not to share information. So thank you for what you’re doing!”
Worldwide Resourcing & Research
ECHO’s Global research programs and online resource website provide support to 18,000 partners globally.
International Agriculture Conference
The 2021 Virtual Conference continued the tradition of featuring leading voices in agricultural development and missions.
Global Visitors & Trainees
Short-term visitors, missionaries-inresidence, interns, and agricultural volunteers benefit from hands-on training.
Educational Tours & Events
More than 9,000 people visited ECHO Florida last year to learn, be inspired, and share with their community.