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International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)’s new investment programme to boost private funding of rural businesses and small-scale farmers

International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)’s new investment programme to boost private funding of rural businesses and small-scale farmers

AFRICA, FOOD, IFA, Italy
The Private Sector Financing Programme aims to spearhead an increase in much-needed private investment in small and medium-sized enterprises, farmers’ organizations and financial intermediaries ROME, Italy, July 14, 2021/ -- Rural businesses, which are so vital for transforming our food systems, will get a much needed boost from an ambitious new financing programme launched today by the UN’s International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) (www.IFAD.org), as part of its broader efforts to address rising hunger and poverty levels in the world’s poorest countries. The Private Sector Financing Programme (PSFP) aims to spearhead an increase in much-needed private investment in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), farmers’ organizations and financial intermediaries se...
Nutribullet Baby review

Nutribullet Baby review

CHILDREN, FOOD, GADGET, TECHNOLOGY
Make weaning easy with this convenient baby-orientated blender OUR VERDICT The Nutribullet Baby is a handy and compact blender that comes into its own when you’re prepping food for baby weaning. With six cute storage cups and two blending bowls, it's great for batch-preparing food to use at a later date. FOR Choice of two blending bowlsComes with handy date-dial storage cupsGreat for batch blending AGAINST Doesn’t take hot liquidNot as large as a standard family blenderPlastic design (although it is BPA free) One-minute review   Nutribullet is best known for its range of personal blenders that feature to-go cups so you can make smoothies and other drinks that don’t require decanting. However, the brand also offers some of the best blenders that can blitz l...
Fatty Acids Found in Fish Can Help Reduce Migraine Pain

Fatty Acids Found in Fish Can Help Reduce Migraine Pain

FOOD, HEALTH
Researchers say a diet that contains fatty acids found in certain fish can help reduce the frequency and severity of migraine attacks.Salmon, tuna, and sardines contain higher levels of these fatty acids.For people who don’t care much for fish, experts recommend adding a little fish to your regular breakfast, lunch, and dinner selections. If you’re living with migraine, you might want to consider consuming more fatty fish as well as krill oils. That’s according to a new study published in the BMJ measuring the effects of diet on migraine frequency and severity in 182 U.S. participants over 16 weeks. Women made up the majority (88 percent) of participants. The average age of participants was 38. The subjects averaged 5 to 20 migraine attacks per month with 67 percent...
Argentina 3-0 Ecuador: Lionel Messi scores one and sets up two as Argentina reach Copa America semi-finals

Argentina 3-0 Ecuador: Lionel Messi scores one and sets up two as Argentina reach Copa America semi-finals

Argentina, COPA AMERICA, FIFA, FOOD, Sports
Argentina will face Colombia in the Copa America semi-finals on Tuesday; Lionel Messi scores his 76th goal for Argentina, taking him to within one goal of Pele's South American record Lionel Messi helped fire Argentina into the Copa America semi-finals Lionel Messi scored a free-kick and served up two assists as Argentina beat Ecuador 3-0 on Saturday to set themselves up for a Copa America semi-final against Colombia. Messi missed a golden chance in the first half, but set up Rodrigo De Paul five minutes before half-time and then did the same for Lautaro Martinez five minutes from the end to give Argentina a deserved victory. The Barcelona player then got his second free-kick of the tournament in stoppage time to round out a scoreline that was more convincing than the performa...
5 habits for a healthier mind

5 habits for a healthier mind

FOOD, HEALTH, LIFE STYLE, PEOPLE
Losing weight and gaining a healthier body continue to top U.S. new year’s resolution lists, but most of us forget that mental health is just as vital! Today’s “easy button” mentality doesn’t always provide the challenge our brains need for healthy cognitive function. That’s why, in 2018, we encourage everyone to make mental health self-care a priority and check out these five ways to keep your mind healthy and fit for the new year: Sweat it out. When you work up a decent sweat, your body releases endorphins that can truly make us feel happier. Even if you’re not the workout type – you can find a physical activity that fits your lifestyle. Pump some iron, take a run or pick up a new sport. Maybe start by walking the dog! Whatever it is, just keep moving.Use your noggin. The brai...
15 Foods That Boost the Immune System

15 Foods That Boost the Immune System

FAMILY, FOOD, HEALTH, PEOPLE
Immune system boosters Feeding your body certain foods may help keep your immune system strong. If you’re looking for ways to prevent colds, the flu, and other infections, your first step should be a visit to your local grocery store. Plan your meals to include these 15 powerful immune system boosters. An important note No supplement will cure or prevent disease. With the 2019 coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, it’s especially important to understand that no supplement, diet, or other lifestyle modification other than physical distancing, also known as social distancing, and proper hygiene practices can protect you from COVID-19. Currently, no research supports the use of any supplement to protect against COVID-19 specifically. 1. Citrus fruits Most peopl...
Food and nutrition tips during self-quarantine

Food and nutrition tips during self-quarantine

COVID-19, FOOD, HEALTH, LOCK DOWN
Note: This guidance is aimed at individuals and families in contexts where self-quarantine and isolation have been recommended or required.  As countries are taking stronger measures to contain the spread of COVID-19, self-quarantine and the temporary closing of businesses may affect normal food-related practices. Healthy individuals, as well as those showing acute respiratory disease symptoms, are being requested to stay at home. In some countries, restaurants and take-away offers are being limited and some fresh items are becoming less available. Good nutrition is crucial for health, particularly in times when the immune system might need to fight back. Limited access to fresh foods may compromise opportunities to continue eating a healthy and varied diet. It can also potentia...
Build Your Immunity to Fight Covid: Vegetable pancake

Build Your Immunity to Fight Covid: Vegetable pancake

FAMILY, FOOD, HEALTH, PEOPLE
For today’s segment of Build Your Immunity to Fight Covid, here's a recipe, vegetable pancake, which is not only delicious but also healthy. We ask an expert. It's not long when the third wave of the novel coronavirus pandemic will hit India. During such uncertain times, a nutritious diet and an optimally functioning immune system can never go wrong. If you have a healthy immune system, rest assured, you can safeguard your body from any diseases, including Covid-19. Vegetable pancake made with immunity boosting ingredients like carrots, onions, etc, is not only healthy for your body, but also tastes delicious. For today’s segment of Build Your Immunity to Fight Covid, we got in touch with dietician, Neeta Thapa Saikia. She suggests the vegetable pancake along with chutney to hel...
Boost Your Immunity: Black-eyed bean salad

Boost Your Immunity: Black-eyed bean salad

COVID-19, FOOD, HEALTH, PEOPLE
In today's segment of Boost Your Immunity, we bring to you a tasty and healthy recipe of Black-eyed bean salad. It is easy to make and has high nutritional value. Health has taken precedence over everything else in today’s world. It’s of utmost importance to boost our immunity in order to safeguard ourselves from diseases and also build the strength to fight them. Today, in our Boost Your Immunity segment, we bring you a protein-rich recipe made with black-eyed beans, also known as black-eyed peas or lobia. Manisha Aggarwal, a Delhi-based nutritionist, shares a recipe of Black-eyed bean salad with IndiaToday.in and also informs us about the great nutritional value of these pulses. The dish overall benefits health, builds immunity and can be enjoyed as a snack anytime. INGREDI...
Kim Jong Un warn of food shortages in North Korea amid longer Covid restrictions

Kim Jong Un warn of food shortages in North Korea amid longer Covid restrictions

CRISIS, FOOD, GOVERNMENT, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, NORTH KOREA, PRESIDENT
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un warned of possible food shortages and called for his people to brace for extended Covid-19 restrictions as he opened a major political conference to discuss efforts to salvage a broken economy. The North's official Korean Central News Agency also said on Wednesday that Mr Kim called for discussions on how the North should deal with the "current international situation", though it did not mention any specific comments from Mr Kim about the US or South Korea. North Korea has so far ignored the allies' calls to resume nuclear negotiations that have stalled for two years following the collapse of Mr Kim's ambitious summitry with former President Donald Trump. Those talks derailed over disagreements in exchanging relief from crippling US-led sanctions ...
Dr Besigye advises on the steps to take and defeat Covid-19”

Dr Besigye advises on the steps to take and defeat Covid-19”

COVID-19, FOOD, HEALTH, HERBAL, Ministry Of Health, UGANDA, World Health Organization
Ugandans have resorted to all measures to survive as health care facilities fail to cope with the rising cases of the Covid-19 pandemic. Politics aside, everyone is now focused on saving life in whichever way they can. Political activist and a medical doctor, Rtd. Col Dr. Warren Kizza Besigye has called for calm amongst the public as endless panic will lure them to make serious regrettable mistakes. “The first advice I would give to anybody who is in trouble of the kind is not to panic, because panic increases your chances of making very serious mistake. I think Ugandans should remain calm. This is something that is manageable,” Besigye emphasized. Reports by the ministry of Health indicate increasing cases of Covid-19 in the wake of it’s second wave. At least 61,977 ha...
Herbal products can help in dealing with COVID-19, if they are made trustworthy

Herbal products can help in dealing with COVID-19, if they are made trustworthy

COVID-19, FOOD, HEALTH, Nature
Herbal products can increase our immune responses; however, we first need authenticity, a proper scientific approach, strict governmental guidelines and proper monitoring of herbal products Currently, human life around the world has been has been endangered due to the vice-like grip of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The pandemic has caused a global health emergency. Rapidly evolving bacterial and viral infections are creating a global menace for humans. Increasing immunity to prevent such infections will help in maintaining optimum health conditions. There are multiple products, both synthetic and natural, that are available in the market for improving the immune system. But choice of multiple immunity booster products can also cause confusion...
Best brain-boosting food for kids

Best brain-boosting food for kids

CHILDREN, FAMILY, FOOD, HEALTH
01/6 - Essential brain foods for kids Right food can help you improve your memory, concentration, and brain function. The brain, like the rest of the body, absorbs nutrients from the food we eat. Therefore, it is very important for kids to consume highly-nutritious food which are brain-boosters. Dietician Vidhi Chawla suggests some: 02/6​ - Oats/oatmeal Oatmeal and oats are excellent sources of energy and "fuel" for the brain. They are high in fibre, which keeps kids satisfied and prevents them from snacking on junk food. They're also high in vitamins E, B complex, and zinc, which help kids' brains function at their best. Use any topping, such as apples, bananas, blueberries, or even almonds over it. 03/6 - FotoJet 04/6 - ​Oily Fish Oily fish is high in o...
Are you following these food safety rules in your kitchen ?

Are you following these food safety rules in your kitchen ?

FOOD, HEALTH, SAFETY
01/9 - ​8 food safety rules no one told you about Are you a cleanliness freak and keep your house neat and clean? Well, it might be clean, but when it comes to the kitchen a double check is important because that is the place where bacteria often develop and it happens due to carelessness in terms of handling food and hygiene levels in the kitchen. According to Smita P Mishra, Founder, Fandoro Technology, “We all have right to safe food and the system needs to produce safe food for the systematic health development of society, economy, and environment at large. Local actions are essential for sustainable development in the food safety world.” Today, as we celebrate World Food Safety Day, let us tell you about some very basic food safety rules that you should take care of in your ki...
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