Practical Action Latin America
Practical Action Latin America (Soluciones Prácticas) has been working in Peru since 1985, and now also has programmes in Bolivia and Eucador.
Traditional agriculture and farming are the main livelihoods for poor people in the region. One third of the working population depends on agriculture and farming for subsistence. They are not only poor, but also the most vulnerable to climate change and natural hazards. Isolation, lack of training and neglect by the government are common difficulties for many rural families.
Practical Action Latin America (Soluciones Prácticas) contributes to regional development through the promotion of viable technology alternatives built on local strengths in each of its programme and research areas. A balance is maintained between the activities of "mature" programmes, with large scale technology dissemination, and innovative research and technology development.
Soluciones Prácticas is currently active in the following technology areas:
The impacts of disasters on the poor have been increasing in the Andean region, mainly due to poor management of natural resources and the vulnerability, exacerbated in the absence of policies for prevention and risk reduction. The 57,000 disasters in the Andean countries between 1970 and ...Read more
Based at the Practical Action Latin America Regional office in Lima, Peru we have been providing high-quality consultancy services to NGOS, development agencies, government departments, research institutions, community groups and the private sector for over twenty years.Read more
Practical Action is a leading member of many regional networks, including:
- the Latin American Social Studies Network for Disaster Prevention (LA RED)
- the Rural Agroindustry Cooperative Development programme (PRODAR)
- the Latin American Micro hydro Energy Network (HIDRORED)
In Peru Practical Action leads the National Rural AgroIndusty Network (REDAR), the Water Promotion and Management Institute (IPROGA), the San Martín Regional Network for Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (Red San Martín) and the National Network for Disaster Information (RENADES).
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Teléfonos: (511) 441 2950; 441 3035, 441 3235
Fax: (511) 441 3416