Practical Action launches ‘Planting for Progress’ appeal
Providing Zimbabwean farmers with the technology and know-how to double their harvest is the aim of Practical Action’s latest appeal, ‘Planting for progress’, which launched today.
Public donations will be used to negate the effects of climate change in some of Zimbabwe’s poorest districts and enable farmers to increase their income as well as feed their local community. All this will be achieved through the introduction of Practical Action’s unique combination of smart solutions, knowledge and skills building.
Furthermore, as a UK Aid Match charity appeal, money donated by the public will be matched by the UK government.
‘UK Aid Match is proud to support Practical Action’s ‘Planting for Progress’ appeal, which is helping lift Zimbabwean farmers – 70% of which are women – out of poverty by practically equipping them with the tools and knowledge they need to increase harvests and build sustainable businesses,’ says Secretary of State for International Development Penny Mordaunt.*
For more information on Practical Action’s ‘Planting for Progress’ appeal, please visit: practicalaction.org/plantingforprogress
*Please note: This is an old article. The current Secretary of State for International Development is Rory Stewart.