The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) urged its member countries for an acceleration in improvements to agricultural data gathering and monitoring to ensure the targets set out by the United Nations to achieve sustainable development are accurately reported in the world’s biggest region – Asia and the Pacific.
A total of 2.2 million hectares of Iran’s farmlands have been equipped with modern irrigation systems since the beginning of a plan by the Ministry of Agricultural Jihad to this end, said the manager of the project.
People who are overweight or eat a high-fat diet are the most likely to benefit. Tea has long been linked to good health. But earlier this year a study confirmed it lowers cholesterol and blood pressure — key risk factors for heart disease and stroke — while another showed it protects the brain and reduces the risk of dementia. Now research reveals the UK nation's favorite drink gives immunity a lift by rebalancing bacteria that live in our gut.
The partial government shutdown is starting to strain the national aviation system, with unpaid security screeners staying home, air-traffic controllers suing the government and safety inspectors off the job.