Practical Answers Southern Africa

Practical Action has been using appropriate technology to help people in Southern Africa for more than twenty years. Within this, Practical Answers - the knowledge services arm of Practical Action, has been disseminating knowledge on development technologies for more than twenty years.

On this section of the site you will find a knowledge bank of some of these technologies in the following formats – PDF documents, MP3 and AVI formats. You will also find other technologies utilised by Practical Action in Southern Africa and globally. You are free to download and replicate the technologies. If you cannot find what you are looking for, please contact us through our Technical Enquiries Services.

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Featured Articles


Beef Cattle Production and Management Training Manual

  • guides and manuals
  • English

This training manual was produced to share experiences gained over a number of years by practitioners in beef cattle...

Practical Action Southern Africa, the Department of Veterinary Services and The Department of Livestock Production and Development. , Publié par Practical Action Southern Africa on 10/11/08


Production and Use of Jatropha

  • fact sheet
  • English

This example is based on small-scale cultivation and processing in Zimbabwe.

Thembinkosi Nyathi , Publié par Practical Action Southern Africa on 02/02/10


Tomato Production: Technical Guidelines

  • fact sheet
  • English

These guidelines provide details of the key steps for establishing and producing a tomato crop by individuals,...

Thembinkosi Nyathi, Publié par Practical Action Southern Africa on 05/23/12

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