FAO’s regional conference endorses ‘One Health Approach’

FAO's regional conference endorses 'One Health Approach'

The four-day 36th Session of the Food and Agriculture Organization, or FAO Asia and the Pacific Regional Conference (APRC) wrapped up Friday in Dhaka with a report on several agricultural issues including the climate crisis. At the conference, APRC members adopted a final report prioritizing the One Health Approach, considering the establishment of digital hubs, […]

Mental health literacy program looks to assist P.E.I. farmers | CBC News

Mental health literacy program looks to assist P.E.I. farmers | CBC News

A mental health training program designed specifically for the agricultural sector hopes to give P.E.I. farmers the confidence to open up about their struggles. The “In the Know” mental health literacy program for agricultural workers was developed by researchers at the University of Guelph the Ontario Veterinary College and has previously been offered to farmers in Ontario […]

USDA NIFA Funding Supporting Rural Mental Health Efforts

USDA NIFA Funding Supporting Rural Mental Health Efforts

(KMAland) — Ongoing economic conditions and the COVID-19 pandemic continue to take a toll on farm families and others in local communities. The Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture, through the Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Network grant program, has awarded nearly $7.2 million in investment funding for the North Central Farm […]

Street food, unhygienic and teeming with germs

Street food, unhygienic and teeming with germs

The food samples were tested at the laboratory of SGS (General Society of Surveillance), an international food quality testing organisation. The samples were collected from Jatrabari, Khilgaon, New Market, Sadarghat, Karwan Bazar, Hatirjheel, Dhanmondi, Dhaka University, Gabtoli, Mirpur, Mohammadpur, Gulistan, Bhashantek, Basila and Mitford area. Monirul Islam, the head of the food and nutrition department, […]