Author Archives: Conflictfood

  • The Ancient Art of Healing – Tea in Ayurvedic Medicine

    Ayurveda is a traditional Indian healing art and is considered the oldest and constantly practiced medical system in the world. As a scripted science, Ayurveda can be traced back to the middle of the 2nd century BC…

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  • A little tea lore

    What do black, green, white and oolong tea have in common? You guessed right, they all come from the same plant, called Camellia Sinensis!

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  • Origin of Saffron

    Afghanistan’s neighbor country Iran is the biggest producer of saffron. Iran supplies more than 90% of the saffron world market. The Iranian …

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  • Entrepreneurship in Myanmar – von Jella Fink

    It is the rural regions which are fiercely disputed. Precisely those remote areas in which the tea plants are thriving. Only with the permission of the state are foreigners allowed to enter deeper into this region.

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  • Myanmar – wohin geht’s?

    Wie steht es aktuell um das faszinierende Land Myanmar? Welche Rolle spielen Wirtschaft und Handel, Politik und Menschenrechte? In unserem Symposium wollen wir das Bild des Landes schärfen und die Frage klären, in welche Richtungen sich das Land entwickeln kann.

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  • A journey to the origin of the teas, Part 3

    It is the rural regions which are fiercely disputed. Precisely those remote areas in which the tea plants are thriving. Only with the permission of the state are foreigners allowed to enter deeper into this region.

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  • A journey to the origin of the teas, Part 2

    As we reach Hsipaw the sun is standing high up in the sky. On the train platform women balance wide baskets on top of their heads and hand out lunch meals through the windows.

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  • The tragedy of the Rohingya, Interview

    Ethnic tensions have shaped the multi-ethnic state of Myanmar. In particular, the borderline racist disdain towards a specific group seems very worrying: it is the minority of the Rohingya that prays and looks differently than the Buddhist majority.

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  • A journey to the origin of our teas, Part 1

    Conflictfood takes you on a journey through the country of the golden diversity. All the way from Mandalay to the North-Shan – the origin of the teas!

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  • It’s a long road to democracy for Myanmar

    Myanmar, the land of the golden temples and the red robes. The nation in the heart of South-East Asia has a mysterious reputation that precedes it.

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  • Welcome to Herat – Pearl of Chorasan

    The famous poet Rumi himself was carried away by the beauty of the city Herat – it is not for nothing that he described her as „Pearl of Chorasan“. Nowadays there are only a few buildings left to tell us about the glorious past of Herat…

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  • ‘A nation stays alive when its culture stays alive’

    At the centre of old Kabul, barely 100 meters away from the destroyed presidential palace, the pile of the National Museum is located …

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  • The House of Peace ‘Paiwand-e-Noor’

    Children are the future of every country. Therefore their education is one of the most sustainable projects that a society can invest into …

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  • Game of Drones

    Combat Drone Attacks – between Video Game and Real Brutality. Two sergeants of the US Air Force are sitting in comfortable leatherette seats …

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  • War Rugs

    Nomadic tribes living in the area of today’s Afghanistan perfected the art of knotting rugs – today the Afghan rug is well known all around the world. However …

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  • Conflictfood cooks saffron risotto

    Let’s cook saffron risotto! Saffron is probably one of the most exotic and rare spices, and we know that not everyone knows how to use the king of spices properly. …

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  • Saffron

    A legend in Greek mythology says that Zeus slept on a bed made of saffron. The Phoenicians already …

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  • Next Organic Startup Award Winner!

    We are totally happy and very pleased to have won the Next Organic Startup Award! …

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  • Herat Women’s Collective

    In 2008 the Afghan Institute for Rural Development founded the Association for the Cultivation of Saffron. Initially this was dominated by men.

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  • Afghanistan – a sad outcome

    An assessment of the past 15 years of occupation and war revealed how immensely the US and its allies have failed in Afghanistan. The war in Afghanistan has …

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  • History of Afghanistan

    Afghanistan, which now appears as a barren mountainous country with scarce resources and a long series of violent conflicts …

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  • Afghanistan was the first country we visited

    In November 2015 both of us travelled to the Afghan western province Herat where we bought saffron from a women’s …

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  • Why Conflictfood?

    We want to make our contribution to fighting the black and white perception of the reasons why people have to flee.

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  • Conflictfood – This is us

    Both of us are interested in integral political contexts, global issues, but also in smart regional solutions. Both of us are interested in integral political contexts, global issues, but also in smart regional solutions.

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  • Conflictfood is cultivating peace.

    From the conflict regions of the world, Conflictfood brings the best traditional agricultural products to your table , while strengthening local structures …

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