• The importance of eating rice

    Rice is the staple food of millions of people across the globe. Yet, just how safe is boiling and eating rice? How to clean rice and what cooking methods do you use?

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  • BY-ME: ICEI presents the results of research at Fourth Intercultural Day Bicocca

    On Thursday 26th, May 2016 the Fourth Intercultural Day in University of Milan-Bicocca, created in 2002 to promote and consolidate exchange and intercultural dialogue. took place.

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  • Assisted voluntary return: extension of the deadline for the OSS-LAC II project

    In the last few days, the European Union (DG Home Affairs Commission) approved the temporal extension request for the project “OSS-LAC II: One stop shops”, the sustainable reintegration initiative for Latin American migrants in vulnerable situations.

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  • “La Fuerte”, a documentary about the condition of Haitian farm hands in Dominican Republic

    Domenico Abbate was cooperant for ICEI in Dominican Republic, where he was involved in an agricultural development project in Salcedo, on the Haitian border. Abbate succeeded in shooting and filming the plight of Haitian farm laborers, who work in sugarcane plantations in Dominican Republic, making a video report on an unfortunately ever present issue.

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  • Sri Lanka: traditional agricultural practices

    Agriculture was one of the most highly regarded occupations in Sri Lanka. Among Sinhala and Tamil communities, the farmers’ castes of Govigama and Wellala were both taken into great consideration. This shows the importance of agriculture and food security in people’s daily lives compared to other professions. The ancient kings who constructed and maintained irrigation systems such as ponds, reservoirs and tanks to support agriculture in the dried zone were venerated for their contribution in sustaining agriculture.

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  • Possible impacts of agro chemicals on fauna and flora in Sri Lanka

    According to the ‘National Red List 2012 on Conservation Status of the Fauna and Flora’ freshwater species are the most vulnerable. The report states that a heavy use of agrochemicals has contributed to population decay of at least two species of endemic fish, pethiya bandula and aplocheilus dayi (uda handaya) and of several species of […]

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  • What are agro-chemicals?

    Agrochemicals refer to inorganic fertilizers and pesticides. In the wake of green revolution, the use of inorganic fertilizers and pesticides has rapidly increased. Each fertilizer, hormone, fungicide, insecticide or soil treatment that improves the production of crop is considered an agro chemical. The function of agrochemicals is to manage an agricultural ecosystem.

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  • BY-ME: report of the first international meeting

    Last week ICEI, as part of project BY-ME: Boosting Young Migrants’ participation in European cities, hosted in Milan some international partners coming from Barcelona and Lisbon to present the results of research carried out in the three cities, discussing critical issues and opportunities at local and international level in order to promote the working inclusion of young of foreign origin.

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  • Sri Lanka: the serious issue of Chronic Kidney Disease

    In Sri Lanka paddy cultivation is the livelihood of 1.8 million families. In paddy cultivation the extensive use of agro chemicals not only make the soil infertile, eliminate all forms of insect life forms, contaminate water bodies, but also cause a chronic kidney disease among farmers.

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  • Dialoghi.info #14

    Syria, the heart of the great chaos

    The new issue of «Dialoghi.info», entirely dedicated to Syria and to the general chaos investing the Middle East, it’s online. Contributors: Alfredo Somoza, Emanuele Valenti, Piero Maestri, Nabil al-Lao, Massimo Annibale Rossi.

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