Multiplying Impact is at the heart of ECHO’s mission. Inherent to ECHO’s model is the expectation that entrepreneurial farmers and partners resourced and trained by ECHO benefit their families and communities by multiplying the plants, agricultural practices, and appropriate technologies with which they are equipped. In the same vein, ECHO’s network partners multiply ECHO’s knowledge resources by sharing them with those who need them most.
Multiplication leverages impact by equipping others to be trainers, thus removing time and financial constraints to the spread of practical knowledge. Furthermore, because multiplication can be “caught” and “taught”, a multiplication approach embeds and reinforces knowledge, while empowering those trained by ECHO to become multipliers themselves.