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Mushroom Growing

Developing commercial cultivation of mushrooms is growing throughout Africa. This brief focuses on this practice in Zimbabwe.

Neil Noble, Published by United Kingdom on 2014/08/29

 

Mushroom Production for Sustainable Livelihoods

This manual is a culmination of Practical Action Southern Africa’s work in Chakohwa. The project worked with the Chakohwa Community-Based Organisation (CCBO) in Chimanimani District of Manicaland province. The aim of the project was to provide income earning opportunities for HIV and aids orphans and their carers. The Guide and Manual is intended as a training and information guide tool for those seeking to venture into oyster mushroom production and those already engaged in mushroom production and would like to improve their skills.

Thembinkosi Nyathi, Published by United Kingdom on 2014/08/29

 

Banquetas em Curvas de Nível

Este documento descreve a utilização de contornos de nível morto e o processo de construção da instalação de armazenamento e recolha de água da chuva no terreno, em Manama.

Douglas Gumbo, Published by United Kingdom on 2014/08/29

 

Dead-Level Contours

This brief describes the use of contours and shows how to construct the Manama in-field rainwater harvesting storage facility.

Douglas Gumbo, Published by United Kingdom on 2014/08/29

 

Seed Fairs

Seed Fairs are specialised markets in villages or communities where seeds are traded. Selling seeds this way ensures they are readily available to local farmers, of a relevant variety and enables knowledge sharing between farmers.

Douglas Gumbo, Published by United Kingdom on 2014/08/29

 

Seed Multiplication of Improved Open-Pollinated Varieties

Community-based seed multiplication of open-pollinated varieties (OPV) can mitigate against hybrid seed unavailability and its soaring cost thereby increasing access to standard seed for

Thembinkosi Nyathi, Published by United Kingdom on 2014/08/29

 

Livestock

 

Beef Cattle Production and Management Training Manual

This training manual was produced to share experience gained over a number of years by practitioners in beef cattle production and management.

Practical Action Southern Africa, The Department of Veterinary Services and The Department of Livestock Production and Development, Published by United Kingdom on 2014/08/29

 

Water and Sanitation

 

Build Your Own Tippy Tap

A simple device for washing your hands after going to the toilet.

S.Somnath, Published by United Kingdom on 2014/08/29

 

Bou Jou Eie Kentelkraan

A simple device for washing your hands after going to the toilet.

S.Somnath, Published by United Kingdom on 2014/08/29

 

Building on a Tradition of Rainwater Harvesting

Pastoralists in sub-Saharan Africa are often part-time cultivators as well, and they manage to make the most of irregular rainfall by harvesting rainwater, using traditional techniques.

Will Critchley, Published by United Kingdom on 2014/08/29

 

Seed Multiplication of Improved Open-Pollinated Varieties

Community-based seed multiplication of open-pollinated varieties (OPV) can mitigate against hybrid seed unavailability and its soaring cost thereby increasing access to standard seed for

Thembinkosi Nyathi, Published by United Kingdom on 2014/08/29

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