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3 Cross Sectional Kraal

Technical guide in Shona descriing ow farmers can construct a 3 Cross Sectional

Practical Action, Published by Practical Action on 2017/08/4

A Small Lime Kiln for Batch and Continuous Firing

In 1996 Practical Action commissioned Paragon Ceramics to build an experimental lime kiln at Dedza in Malawi in partnership with local lime

Chris Stevens;Kelvin Mason, Published on 2017/08/3

Abafador Para Cozinhar

Abafadores para cozinhar são na realidade coberturas isolantes que permitem que a comida nas panelas continue a cozer depois de estas serem tiradas do

Vincent Okello, Published on 2017/08/3

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

Douglas Gumbo, Published on 2017/08/3

Beef Cattle Production and Management Training Manual

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

Practical Action;Department of Veterinary Services;The Department of Livestock Production and Development, Published on 2017/08/3

Beef Production Training Guide

Shona training guide on beef production for use by livestock extension officers and paravets. Topics covered in the training guide include; cattle breeding, health and management of

Practical Action;Sustainable Agriculture Trust, Published on 2017/08/3

Bou Jou Eie Kentelkraan

A simple device for washing your hands after going to the

S. Somnath;J. Buono, Published on 2017/08/3

Business Models for Sustainable Energy of Rural Communities Project in Chikwawa and Nsanje Districts, Malawi

Business models in the power sector takes many forms. In the private sector, the prime focus is profit making while in the public sector the focus is on service delivery. SE4RC is a

Hivos, Published by Sustainbale Energy for Rural Communities (SE4RC) on 2017/07/13

Business Models for Energy Delivery

Community driven energy project require business models that are adaptive and responsive to the need of the marginalised communities. This report focuses on innovative business models and

Netherlands Development Organization (SNV), Published by SNV on 2017/09/6

Chibhubhubhu (Newcastle disease)

A technical guideline on newcastle disease for

Practical Action, Published by Practical Action on 2017/08/3

Chimbwamupengo

A Livestock management guide on

Practical Action, Published by Practical Action on 2017/08/3

Chimney Stoves and Smoke Hoods

Nearly half the world cooks on three-stone fires or basic stoves causing indoor air pollution. This brief looks at ways to reduce the pollution by using chimney stoves and smoke hoods to let

Elizabeth Bates, Published on 2017/08/3

Chirwere Chechipfungwa

A livestock management guide on the redwater

Practical Action, Published by Practical Action on 2017/08/4

Chirwere Chechipfungwa

A Shona podcast explaining how a farmer can diagnose and treat Black Leg disease in

Practical Action, Published by Practical Action on 2017/08/3

Chirwere Chesusu

A step by step guide for the treatment of gall sickness in

Practical Action, Published by Practical Action on 2017/08/3

Chirwere Chesusu (Gall Sickness)

A Shona podcast describing gall sickness and how it can be

Practical Action, Published by Practical Action on 2017/08/3

Cholera

Shona audio lesson on cholera and how it can be

Practical Action, Published by Practical Action on 2017/08/4

Climate Change and Water shade management Action Research: Biological Diversity Assessment Report.

An Action Research on Climate Change and Watershed

Chapano, Christopher, Published by Practical Action Southern Africa on 2017/08/3

Cocinas Sin Fuego

Las cocinas sin fuego son un sencillo recubrimiento aislante, las cuales permiten que las ollas sigan cocinando los alimentos, incluso cuando se retiran de la fuente de

Vincent Okello, Published on 2017/08/3

Conservation Farming

A lesson on conservation farming explaining what conservation is, why is it important and why smallholders should adopt

Practical Action, Published by Practical Action on 2017/08/4

Construir Sua Própria Tippy Tap

A simple device for washing your hands after going to the

S. Somnath;J. Buono, Published by Indicorps on 2017/08/3

Cowpea Production

Cowpea Production

Practical Action, Published by Practical Action Southern Africa on 2017/08/3

Dead-Level Contours

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

Douglas Gumbo, Published on 2017/08/3

Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR)

Shona technical guide on DRR explaining the DRR concept and why it is important for farmers to incorporate DRR in their

Practical Action, Published by Practical Action on 2017/08/3

Drink yembambayira

Practical Action, Published on 2017/08/3

Fireless Cookers

Fireless cookers are a simple insulating covering that allow pots to continue to cook food even when they are taken off a source of

Vincent Okello, Published on 2017/08/3

Fossas De Infiltrção Para Captação De Água Das Chuvas

Esta nota técnica descreve um contexto da agricultura na zona árida do Distrito de Chivi, no Zimbabué, e como uma técnica de captação de águas da chuva foi desenvolvida em conjunto e partilha com

Rachel Berger;Kate Gold, Published on 2017/08/3

Healthy Harvest Session Guide for Lead farmers and Paravets

Step by step training guide through "learning by doing" approaches used on lead farmers and paravets.  The use of this guide promotes interactive learning as facilitators adhere to

Practical Action, Published on 2017/08/3

HIV and AIDS

Shona audio file explaining the dangers of HIV/AIDS to farmers. Podcast also exlains preventative measures for HIV and

Practical Action, Published by Practical Action on 2017/08/4

Honey Processing

Containing minerals, vitamins, proteins, amino acids and pollen, honey is a nutritious and tasty food with a high demand around the

Peter Fellows, Published on 2017/08/3

Imikhuhlane yembuzi

A technical guideline on common diseases that affect

Practical Action, Published by Practical Action on 2016/01/18

Integrated Soil Fertility

This fact sheet describes various methods of countering soil degradation in semi-arid

Douglas Gumbo, Published on 2017/08/3

Introduction for Practitioners: Real-time Monitoring, Control and Payment Technologies for Mini-grids

This brief discusses the factors of mini-grid economic viability – revenue, tariffs and costs - and introduces technologies and approaches for enhancing viability through

Dipendra Bhattarai;Drew Corbyn;Zibusiso Ncube;Elizabeth Njoki;Louise Waters, Published on 2017/08/3

Izibaya zembuzi

Appropriate goat housing

Practical Action, Published on 2016/01/20

Kuchengetedzeka kwemuriwo

Shona podcast describing how leaf vegetables can be preserved for consumption at a later

Practical Action, Published by Practical Action on 2017/08/4

Kugadzira Crop Budget

A step by step guide delievered in Shona explaining how farmers can develop a crop

Practical Action, Published by Practical Action on 2017/08/4

Kugeza Maoko

This podcast explains the importance of handwashing at the household

Practical Action, Published by Practical Action on 2017/08/4

Kupa zvokudya kuhuku

Poultry rearing can help smallholders increase their income. In this podcast, farmers are taught how to correctly feed chickens for optimum

Practical Action, Published by Practical Action on 2017/08/4

Kupfuya Huku

Poultry production is emerging as a viable livelihood option for smallholders in Zimbabwe. In this audio, farmers are trained on good poultry production

Practical Action, Published by Practical Action on 2017/08/4

Kuratidzika kwechipfuyo chinorwara

Lesson on how farmers can identify a sick

Pr, Published by Practical Action on 2017/08/4

Kushanda Nenyuchi zvisina njodzi

Nyuchi dzinopfonda uye izvi zvinenjodzi. Nekudaro, munokuridzirwa kushanda nenyuchi

Pam Gregory, Published by Food and Environment Research Agency (FERA) on 2017/08/3

Kusvina Uchi Hwemhando Yepamusoro

Kusvina uchi hwemhando

Pam Gregory, Published by Food and Environment Research Agency (FERA) on 2017/08/3

Kutanga Kuchengeta Nyuchi Chinyorwa

Mashandisirwo echinyorwa

Pam Gregory, Published by Food and Environment Research Agency (FERA) on 2017/08/3

Kuweta Njuchi Baku 1

Nanga tingagwiritse bwanji ntchito

Pam Gregory, Published by Food and Environment Research Agency (FERA) on 2017/08/3

Kuweta Njuchi Baku 1: Moyo Wa Njuchi

Mojo wa

Pam Gregory, Published by Food and Environment Research Agency (FERA) on 2017/08/3

Kuweta Njuchi Baku 1: Tingafinye Bwanji Uchi Wabwino

Tingafinye bwanji uchi

Pam Gregory, Published by Food and Environment Research Agency (FERA) on 2017/08/3

Kuweta Njuchi Baku 1: Tingakolole Bwanji Sera/Inta

Sera ndi chinthu chofunika kwambiri chomwe chingagwiritsidwe ntchito popanga zinthu zosiyanasiyana. Sera

Pam Gregory, Published by Food and Environment Research Agency (FERA) on 2017/08/3

Kuweta Njuchi Baku 1: Tingakolole Bwanji Uchi Wabwino

Uchi wabwino umasungika ndipo umapeza mtengo

Pam Gregory, Published by Food and Environment Research Agency (FERA) on 2017/08/3

Kuweta Njuchi Baku 1: Tingakonze Bwanji Malo Abwino Owetera Njuchi

Chiyambi cha uchi wabwino ndi kukhala ndi malo abwino owetera

Pam Gregory, Published by Food and Environment Research Agency (FERA) on 2017/08/3

Kuweta Njuchi Baku 1: Tingapange Bwanji Chophimba Chophweka

Nkonsavuta kupanga chophimba cha kumaso ndi kumutu poziteteza kulumidwa ndi

Pam Gregory, Published by Food and Environment Research Agency (FERA) on 2017/08/3

Kuweta Njuchi Baku 1: Tingapange Bwanji Mng'oma Watimatabwa Tosuntha Zisa

Ndondomeko iyi ikuonetsa ka pangidwe ka

Pam Gregory, Published by Food and Environment Research Agency (FERA) on 2017/08/3

Kuweta Njuchi Baku 1: Tingasamalire Bwanji Njuchi

Mwachitsanzo izi ndi ndondomeko za

Pam Gregory, Published by Food and Environment Research Agency (FERA) on 2017/08/3

Kuweta Njuchi Baku 1: Tingazitchinjirize Bwanji Poweta Njuchi

Nuchi zikhoza kuluma ndiponso mbola zikhoza kukhala

Pam Gregory, Published by Food and Environment Research Agency (FERA) on 2017/08/3

Making Stabilised Soil Blocks

Deals with the two main problems that can arise with earth buildings: stabilisation and

Practical Action, Published on 2017/08/3

Manyoka

This lesson is on common diarrhoeal diseases in Zimbabwe and what farmers can do in their households to prevent against such

Practical Action, Published by Practical Action on 2017/08/4

Metering and Payment Technologies for Mini-grids: An Analysis of the Market in Zimbabwe

This market assessment gives an overview of the state of the electricity sector in Zimbabwe, and describes the country’s renewable energy potential and the degree to which it has

Zibusiso Ncube;Louise Waters, Published on 2017/08/3

Micro-Concrete Roofing Tile Production

Small-scale concrete roofing tiles are an affordable alternative to traditional roofing materials and galvanized iron

Otto Ruskulis, Published by Appropriate Technology Journal on 2017/08/3

Micro-Irrigation

A guide for smallholder farmers on implementing drip irrigation

Practical Action, Published on 2017/08/3

Microirrigação

Os sistemas de irrigação convencionais, como canais de irrigação ou irrigação por inundação desperdiçam muita água, pois grandes quantidades são distribuídas na superfície de uma só vez. A

Neil Noble, Published on 2017/08/3

Mungagadzira Sei Vheiri Zvirinyore

Zviri nyore kugadzira vheiri kuitira kuzvidzivirira kuti tisapfondwa kumeso

Pam Gregory, Published by Food and Environment Research Agency (FERA) on 2017/08/3

Mungamora Sei Uchi Hwemhando Yepamusoro

Uchi hwakanaka hunogara kwenguva ndefu uye hunounza mari

Pam Gregory, Published by Food and Environment Research Agency (FERA) on 2017/08/3

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

Published on 2017/08/3

Oil Expelling in Malawi

A video showing the development of a locally made oil in Malawi. This was a joint project between Practical Action (ITDG) and the Save The Children

Published by Save the Children on 2016/01/21

Oil Extraction

Small scale oil extraction from nuts, seeds and fruits, can be used for eating, cosmetics and detergents. It can be a good source of income, once the equipment is invested in up

Tony Swetman, Published on 2017/08/3

Paprika Production Technical Guidelines

These technical guidelines are meant for potential paprika producers and/or supporting agencies. They provide information on some of the requirements necessary for the establishment of

Practical Action, Published by Environment Africa on 2017/08/3

Pest Control

Lesson on how farmers can control common pests that affect crops in

Practical Action, Published by Practical Action on 2017/08/4

Planting and Caring of Tree Seedlings

Pictorial farmer's materials on tree planting, management and

Rose Clarkson, Published by IMDP on 2017/08/3

Podcasting: Recording and Using Local Voices for Knowledge Sharing

How to use audio (MP3 files) to improve people's knowledge on a range of practical topics such as veterinary

David Grimshaw, Published on 2017/08/3

Poultry Housing

Step by step guide on constructing standard poultry

Practical Action, Published by Practical Action on 2017/09/6

Produção e Uso de Pinhão Manso

This example is based on small-scale cultivation and processing in

Thembinkosi Nyathi, Published on 2017/08/3

Production and Use of Jatropha

Based on small-scale cultivation and processing of Jatropha flowering plants in

Thembinkosi Nyathi, Published on 2017/08/3

Profils de Surface Lisse

Ce document décrit l'utilisation des contours et montre comment construire l'usine de Manama de stockage de l'eau de pluies récoltées sur le

Douglas Gumbo, Published on 2017/08/3

SE4RC Mashaba Minigrid: Zimbabwe's First Inclusive Solar Minigrid

The SE4RC Mashaba Minigrid project is an EU funded project which is providing 10,000 people with access to modern clean energy in Gwanda district, Zimbabwe. The mini grid has an output of 99 kW

Practical Action, Published on 2017/06/23

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

Douglas Gumbo, Published on 2017/08/3

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 on 2017/08/3

Shona ISAL Manual

Shona manual used for training smallholder farmers on Internal Savings and Lending Schemes (ISALs). The manual covers topics such as group formation, sources of capital, advantages

Lamack Mahohoma, Published on 2017/08/3

Soya Bean Coffee

An agro-processing guide to preparation of soya bean

Practical Action, Published by Practical Action Southern Africa on 2017/08/3

Stock Clearance

Stock theft is a major problem in Zimbabwe. This podcast is a step by step guide explaining the stock clearance

Practical Action, Published by Practical Action on 2017/07/14

Stovu Zenye Dohani Na Vifuniko Vya Moshi

Karibu nusu ya dunia wapishi kwa moto tatu jiwe au majiko ya msingi na kusababisha uchafuzi wa hewa ya ndani. Kwa kifupi hii inaangalia njia za kupunguza uchafuzi wa mazingira kwa kutumia majiko

Elizabeth Bates, Published on 2017/08/3

The A Frame

Learn how to build an A frame. This is a 3-legged structure used to aid in the construction of flat or graded contours e.g. making sure ground is sufficienlty contured for water drainage

Rachel Berger, Published on 2017/08/3

Tingachetedza Sei Nyuchi Dzedu

Shanyirai apiyari yenyu nguva nenguva. Itai mushando mumwe badzi pamunoshanya pese uye ivai nehurongwa hwebasa renyu hunoendera nenguva

Pam Gregory, Published by Food and Environment Research Agency (FERA) on 2017/08/3

Tingagadzira Sei Mukoko WeKTB

Magadzirirwo emukoko weKTB akataridzwa

Pam Gregory, Published by Food and Environment Research Agency (FERA) on 2017/08/3

Tingaitei Kuti Tive neApiyari Yakanaka

Uchi hwakanaka hunobva muapiyari yakanaka. Apiyari inzvimbo inochengeterwa

Pam Gregory, Published by Food and Environment Research Agency (FERA) on 2017/08/3

Tingakohwa Sei Wakisi

Wakisisi inokosha zvekuti inokwanisa kushandiswa kugadzira zvinhu zvakasiyana siyana. Nokudaro haifanirwi

Pam Gregory, Published by Food and Environment Research Agency (FERA) on 2017/08/3

Ukudibhisa imbuzi

A technical guide on the importance of cattle

Practical Action, Published on 2017/09/1

Ukulima Indumba

A step by step guide detailing how farmers can grow

Practical Action, Published by Practical Action on 2017/09/6

Ukulinywa kwe-ndlubu

A technical guide on growing bambara

Practical Action, Published by Practical Action on 2017/09/6

Ukulinywa kwenhlanyelo yamabele lenyawuthi

A technical guide on growing sorghum and millet

John Siambare, Published by Practical Action on 2017/09/6

Umkhuhlane weNewcastle leAvian Flu

Thembinkosi Nyathi, Published on 2016/01/18

Upenyu Hwenyuchi

Muboka rega rega mune mhando nhatu dzenyuchi uye mhando yega yega in basa

Pam Gregory, Published by Food and Environment Research Agency (FERA) on 2017/08/3

Vetivar Hedges and Sisal

These technical guidelines were prepared to guide the conservation of natural resources with a special focus on vetivar grass and

Thembinkosi Nyathi, Published on 2017/08/3

Water Act

A water and sanitation guide on the Zimbabwe Water

Practical Action, Published by Practical Action on 2017/05/2

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