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Agriculture

Agricultural production in many parts of the world is carried out on a small-scale by farmers. There are many options to improve production although they are often not well known.

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posted on 28/6/13

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Crop processing

Post-harvest activities can make a big difference to the financial impact of small-scale agricultural activities.

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posted on 24/10/13

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Construction

Practical Action helps poor communities to make the best use of their own labour and to use locally produced building materials and techniques that they can afford and manage.

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posted 2 weeks, 4 days ago

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Disasters, conflicts

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Energy

Check out the alternative organic sources of energy and renewable fuel sources to consume that can be reused.

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posted on 8/7/13

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Environment and adaptation to climate change

The increasing variability of climate is having a dramatic impact on people in some of the poorest countries.

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posted on 17/10/13

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Information, communication, learning

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Fisheries

Traditionally people have relied on naturally occurring fish in the wild and is still the world's only major food source harvested from the wild.

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posted on 2/11/11

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Food processing

Turning agricultural products into other commodities has the potential to provide income generation opportunities that are needed.

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posted on 1/5/14

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Livestock

This section on livestock includes all animals that are farmed, as well as insects such as bees. Fish and other aquatic animals are covered in the fisheries and aquaculture section.

I want to start a small scale cow fat...

posted 3 days ago

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Manufacturing, handicraft, process industries

Many people in the world are involved in micro and small scale enterprises (MSEs) manufacturing equipment and producing goods.

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Natural resources management

Natural resources management describes how people can take to care of their environment to ensure its sustainable use.

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Social and economic development

For business and social entrepreneurs technology is only half the story. Here we look at the wider issues to implementing development initiatives.

need answers of appropriate technology

posted on 23/8/13

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Transport and infrastructure

Intermediate Means of Transport or IMTs are transport devices that come between walking and conventional motor vehicles.

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posted on 25/3/13

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Waste management

This section looks at some of the approaches that can be taken in this area to reduce waste and to generate income from waste.

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Water and sanitation

Appropriate technologies that meet the demands for domestic water supplies and for wider productive are particularly important to people living in poorer communities.

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posted on 6/4/12

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Technology and approaches

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Energy

Practical Action provides practical power - renewable, locally-sourced sustainable energy solutions which lift people out of poverty.

I m working on a mini bio gas plant s...

posted 3 weeks, 2 days ago

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Food and agriculture

Practical Action's work with small scale farmers and pastoralists aims to help them increase their food production capacity.

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Disaster risk reduction

If people are sufficiently prepared, and have the capacity to cope and recover quickly, droughts, floods and even earthquakes need not be a disaster.

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posted on 28/5/13

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Transport

Practical Action have work with poor communities to identify the types of transport that work best for them.

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Water and sanitation

Lack of access to adequate water supplies and sanitation means people’s lives are at risk. Practical Action shows how water resources can be managed even in the face of drought and other extreme weather conditions.

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Climate change

Around the world, Practical Action is working with people to help them adapt to the effects of climate change.

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posted on 28/5/13

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Markets

We help poor people to make a better living – by enabling producers to improve their production, processing and marketing.

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New technologies

We help poor communities respond to the challenges of new technologies, helping them to access effective technologies that can change lives forever.

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Waste management

As is the case with so many countries in the developing world, rapid urbanisation has placed a considerable strain on urban services, such as solid waste management.

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Infrastructure

Locally-managed, sustainable and decentralised services for affordable water, sanitation, housing and energy.

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Reconstruction

Reconstruction after natural disasters or conflict needs to be focused on the needs of the poorest.

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Urban poverty

Practical Action is working with urban communities to help families find solutions to the problems arising from the environment in which they live.

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General

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Fundraising for Practical Action

Around the world, our supporters are going to incredible lengths to raise money for Practical Action's projects.

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Geek Club

Geek Club is Practical Action's online meet up for technology-minded people, via LinkedIn and Twitter. A selection of past online discussions are archived here.

Hello mate! I quite agree with your t...

posted on 19/7/11

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