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Recent Publications

Basic Rules of Hygiene, Sanitation and Safety in Food Processing

Subjects include advice on personal hygiene, working practices, clothing, operating machinery, ...

Cashew Nut Processing

An overview of the delicious cashew nut processing and various choices in methods.

Diesel Engine Repair and Maintenance

This printable booklet explains diesel engines and basic repair and maintenance in light of the ...

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How Practical Answers is Contributing to Make it Happen #IWD2015

Sarita Sapkota, Gardi Community Library and Resource Centre, Madi Chitwan

“People used to know me as someone’s wife and daughter but now they know me as Sarita Sapkota. The happiness..” Read More

Open Data

Open data is not to be confused with Big Data. I’m just on my way back from a conference addressing the question of whether Big Data might be the next revolution for agriculture in Africa. (The short answer is “no”).

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Mobile Data Collection System in Low Smoke Stoves Project

Over the years our Low Smoke Project in North Darfur has proven successes as well as meeting beneficiaries’ expectations. This project illustrates the..

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