With a wealth of natural resources, a rich cultural heritage and a vibrant entrepreneurial spirit, Zimbabwe can achieve sustainable and inclusive growth in various sectors. However, almost 2 in 5 Zimbabweans live in extreme poverty, and many more struggle to make ends meet.

The causes of national-level economic challenges and poverty are complex. Still, there’s no doubt that climate change exacerbates challenges for the 60% of Zimbabwe’s population who make a living in the agricultural sector.

Practical Action supports people in harnessing the transformational power of clean, affordable energy and reducing avoidable deaths caused by smoke from indoor stoves and fires. Alongside this, we work with smallholder farmers, many of whom are women, so they can adapt to climate change and achieve a good standard of living through alternative but enhanced productive energy uses.