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Amazing Benefits of Neem Oil

For thousands of years, parts of the Neem tree have been used for its medicinal and insecticidal properties. Considered by the people of India to be sacred, the legendary Neem tree has come to symbolize good health and protection, leading the Indians to refer to it as the “village pharmacy.” …

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Flower Strips across Farm Fields for Beneficial Insects

The stripy fields have been planted across England as part of a trial to boost the natural predators of pests that attack cereal crops. Long strips of bright wildflowers are being planted through crop fields to boost the natural predators of pests and potentially cut pesticide spraying. The strips were …

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Mache Salad with Blackberries and Flowers

Antioxidant-rich raw salad filled with vitamins and minerals. Not only are edible flowers beautiful, but they also pack a nutritional punch, which is important to me. I like to get the most nutrients-per-dollar in this crazy economy. Edible flowers are loaded with antioxidants, which may help protect against heart disease …

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Write like a human: 3 keys to writing sales emails

How do you write a good sales email? And more importantly, how do you write one that sounds authentic and not like, ick, an internet marketer? You see, the biggest problem you may have when writing sales emails is feeling like a pushy, inauthentic used car salesman. You’ve spent so …

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Save the Date: Foodfirst Conference

The registration for Team Up with African Agripreneurs is open! ‘Team up’ on 1 June 2018 will be a day with inspiring workshops and renowned speakers, among others Graziano Da Silva (director-general of the FAO), Louise Fresco (President of the Executive Board WUR), Josefa Sacko (AU Commissioner for Rural Economy …

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How to Write a Business Email in French

By Leonie Altehülshorst A well-written email to a client or colleague can leave a lasting positive impression. Formal correspondence is highly valued by the French and writing in a way which meets societal conventions can make it much easier to be positively received. This article will provide examples of typical …

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Storytelling in Business: The Complete Guide

Learn exactly how to tell a business story that makes customers come back for more. Have you ever wondered: “How do I resonate with my audience? “How do I get loyal customers who love my business and share it with their friends?” “How do I generate interest for my business …

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Save the Date: ICA2018 Research Conference

In 2018, the International Cooperative Alliance (ICA) European Research Conference will be held in The Netherlands. At this conference, scholars, representatives of cooperatives and policy makers will exchange the state of the art on building and strengthening cooperatives in different sectors and different countries. ORGANISED BY: Five Dutch Universities, NCR …

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Cucumber Hummus Sesame Seed Mint Appetizer Bites

Easy to make and delicious vegan appetizer bites. Ingredients 1 Cucumber, sliced diagonally into 1cm slices 1/2 cup hummus 1/4-1/2 tsp turmeric powder 2 tsp nutritional yeast a generous pinch of kala namak a generous pinch of cayenne (optional) sesame seeds for garnish mint or basil or cilantro leaves for …

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Don’t read more. Read smarter.

It’s not about how many books you read, it’s about how much you retain from what you read. Why do you read non-fiction books? Exactly, you want to get something out of it. You want to learn things that you can apply in your life to grow. Enjoy these 5 …

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