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Practical Action work in Zimbabwe now more vital than ever - 22/01/2019

Practical Action staff in Zimbabwe are appealing for the UK public to support after warning the impact of climate change will hit the country in the coming months.

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Practical Action Bangladesh wins first ever UN World Soil Day award - 17/01/19

Practical Action has been awarded the World Soil Day Award (WSDA) 2018 by the UN General Assembly, for organising the best World Soil Day celebration in 2017 raising awareness of soil rejuvenation.

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Rugby charity launches ingenious Christmas appeal - 10/12/2018

A campaign to help Zimbabwean farmers and their families double their harvest was launched today by Rugby-based poverty organisation, Practical Action.

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