Recommended organisations and resources for practitioners

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Practical Answers online material is presented under a number of subject topics and sub-topics. Information presented by Practical Action is focused on small-scale appropriate technology aimed at improving access to infrastructure and enterprise development for people living in poverty.

The SEEP Network is a global network of 123 international practitioner organisations dedicated to combating poverty through promoting inclusive markets and financial systems. SEEP represents the largest and most diverse network of its kind, comprised of international development organisations and global, regional, and country-level practitioner networks that promote market development and financial inclusion.  


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SecureNutrition aims to bridge knowledge gaps between agriculture, food security, and nutrition. This platform offers a space to exchange experiences and to disseminate and gather information. Please join us in our quest to foster open development through increasing coordination and collaboration in the generation and sharing of knowledge. 

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The African Organic Agriculture Training Manual project, which was started in October 2009 by the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (www.fibl.org  ) aims at delivering and enabling best farming practices to farmers, farmer groups, extension workers and trainers. The appropriate training materials will help extension workers to better address and communicate with small-holder farmers, and as a result encourage application of new technologies for sustainable agriculture. This training manual is a key ingredient in the dissemination of sustainable agriculture best practices.


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The African Alliance for Food Sovereignty represents small holder farmers, pastoralists, hunter/gatherers, indigenous peoples, citizens and environmentalists from Africa who possess a strong voice that shapes policy on the continent in the area of community rights, family farming, promotion of traditional knowledge and knowledge systems, the environment and natural resource management. Thus, providing a forum to analyse, discuss issues, challenge policies and identify ways forward.African Smallholder Farmers Group.

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The African Biodiversity Network (ABN) is a regional network of individuals and organisations seeking African solutions to the ecological and socio-economic challenges that face the continent.



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The African Smallholder Farmers Group (ASFG) is a network of international organisations that share a common commitment to working with and learning from smallholder farmers in Africa. 

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The UK Food Group is the principal UK network for NGOs working on global food and agriculture issues. Our vision is a world with a more just, sustainable and fairer food system in which hunger has been eradicated, equity realised and the environment restored.