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CBA12 Conference - 11-14 June 2018

Adaptation technologies create opportunities for small-scale farmers. Find out more about Practical Action's participation in the conference.

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3D printing saves lives in Peru - 21 May 2018

Practical Action is using 3D printing and microcomputers to save lives when floods strike in Peru.

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Practical Action recognised for energy work in Nepal - 21 May 2018

Practical Action has received an award for its work in implementing micro hydro systems in Nepal.

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Saving seed and grains from flood

Chandra Bahadur Rokka Magar and his neighbours, the residents of Tikapur Municipality, ward number 5 of Kailali district, face the w...
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Solar powered irrigation is helping communities fight water scarcity

By Menila Kharel and Sujan Piya

The impact of climate change on water resources is alarming. Increasing temperature is ...
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From porter to proud agri-entrepreneur

The inspiring story of Nara Bahadur Rawat

Far from the madding crowd, a man who has toiled his whole life lives a quiet li...
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