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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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What if the 'last mile' was our first priority?

Empowering women in the energy access sector is a no brainer. Including the perspectives and skillsets of over 50% of the population...
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Ingenious water and waste solutions changing lives

On Friday, the world is celebrating International Women’s Day. People around the world will be celebrating women’s achievements whil...
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Striding Ahead - The Story of How the Livestock Business Centre is Changing Lives

Livestock as an important segment of the agricultural sector of Bangladesh has seen an exponentially growing demand. Its prospects a...
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