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Fridays on the Farm: Building Success from the Ground Up

By Tom Oder· May 19, 2022

This Friday meet Nguyen Huynh and his son, Dennis, of Bowden, Georgia. The Huynhs are first generation Americans from Vietnam. Nguyen raised chickens before leaving his homeland for California, where he worked in construction. Because of high living costs and an unstable income, he began feeling an urge to raise chickens again. With support from the family, they helped him do just that.

“We were living in Garden Grove near Los Angeles, and a family friend was moving to Georgia to get into the poultry business,” said Dennis. The friend had purchased a poultry farm, so in 2015, the Huynhs seized the opportunity, packed their bags, and moved with him.

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Fridays on the Farm: An Urban Farmer’s Garden of Eden

person inspects zuchini hanging on vine

“Food equity is important,” Ken said. “I provide a source of healthy, organically grown, food. I also love growing and sharing unique cultivars that are harder to find in stores.”

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For Biden’s Summit of the Americas, Obama’s Handshake With Raúl Castro Shows the Way

By Medea Benjamin

On May 16, the Biden administration announced new measures to “increase support for the Cuban people.” They included easing travel restrictions and helping Cuban-Americans support and connect with their families. They mark a step forward but a baby step, given that most U.S. sanctions on Cuba remain in place. Also in place is a ridiculous Biden administration policy of trying to isolate Cuba, as well as Nicaragua and Venezuela, from the rest of the hemisphere by excluding them from the upcoming Summit of the Americas that will take place in June in Los Angeles.

This is the first time since its inaugural gathering in 1994 that the event, which is held every three years, will take place on U.S. soil. But rather than bringing the Western Hemisphere together, the Biden administration seems intent on pulling it apart by threatening to exclude three nations that are certainly part of the Americas.

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Yemen: ‘Light at the end of the tunnel’ as first nationwide truce in six years continues

UNDP Yemen People in rural parts of Yemen are suffering from extreme hunger.
    A UN brokered two-month renewable truce between the warring parties, that went into effect on April 4, 2022, in Yemen is holding, Special Envoy Hans Grundberg told the Security Council, providing “light at the end of the tunnel”, and the possibility of a lasting peace.  Yemen’s Government, backed by a Saudi-led coalition, and Houthi rebels have been battling since 2015.

Under the truce, warring sides have accepted to halt all offensive military operations in Yemen and across its borders.

They have also agreed for fuel ships to enter into ports in the Hudaydah region, and for commercial flights to operate from the airport in the capital, Sana’a, to predetermined destinations in the region.

The parties have further agreed to meet under the auspices of the UN Special Envoy to open roads in Taiz and other governorates.

The first nationwide truce in six years coincided with the start of the holy month of Ramadan and includes provisions to improve the freedom of movement of civilians and goods, across the war-torn Arab nation.

World Bee Day | 20 May

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Why a World Bee Day?

By observing World Bee Day each year, we can raise awareness on the essential role bees and other pollinators play in keeping people and the planet healthy, and on the many challenges they face today. We have been celebrating this day since 2018, thanks to the efforts of the Government of Slovenia with the support of Apimondia, that led the UN General Assembly to declare 20 May as World Bee Day.

The date for this observance was chosen as it was the day Anton Janša, a pioneer of modern apiculture, was born. Janša came from a family of beekeepers in Slovenia, where beekeeping is an important agricultural activity with a long-standing tradition.

Today bees, pollinators, and many other insects are declining in abundance. This day provides an opportunity for all of us – whether we work for governments, organizations or civil society or are concerned citizens – to promote actions that will protect and enhance pollinators and their habitats, improve their abundance and diversity, and support the sustainable development of beekeeping.

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