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In this edition of the magazine, you can learn more about Practical Action’s collaborative approach to economic development, inspired by our founder, E.F. Schumacher. It’s an approach that’s being adopted by entrepreneurs like Beryl (pictured) to grow successful businesses and breathe life into rural economies.

Read on for a deeper dive into the magazine’s stories. Among them, discover more about our work with farmers in Bolivia, and meet more of our climate pioneers around the world.

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  • Previous Editions

    Issue 74 – September 2021


    The work highlighted in this issue of Small World demonstrates that, with the right knowledge and skills, farming can be a pathway to success, and to resilience in the face of climate change. Meet the smallholder farmers around the world are saying the same thing: that traditional farming no longer works.




    Issue 73 – May 2021


    In this issue of Small World, you’ll read about some of the innovative ways people around the world are working together to tackle climate change. Meet the farmers boosting their livelihoods and their local economy – while conserving natural resources.




    Issue 72 – January 2021


    This issue of Small World includes a special feature on our Turning the Tables on Climate Change UK Aid Match appeal, focusing on some of the poorest communities of Nepal. Download a copy now to learn more about the amazing transformation we’ll be helping to create in three districts of Nepal where some of the worst effects of climate change can be seen.




    Issue 71 – September 2020


    In this issue of Small World, we explore how Practical Action’s unique approach is more vital and relevant right now than ever before. Download a copy now to find out how we can work together to power change for the most vulnerable communities. And for our world.





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