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The online voting for the Women Ensuring Food Security and Nutrition: Forgotten Foods Cooking Contest is ongoing until 5 March 2023! We invite you to

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Forgotten Foods Cooking Contest
 

The online voting for the Women Ensuring Food Security and Nutrition: Forgotten Foods Cooking Contest is ongoing until 5 March 2023! We invite you to watch the videos of women farmers in Asia and the Pacific as they share age-old dishes and innovative recipes utilizing native and forgotten foods in their communities.

Vote for the video that captures you! Here’s how to cast your vote:
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2. LIKE and STREAM on Youtube the video you want to vote for.

The “Women Ensuring Food Security and Nutrition: Forgotten Foods Cooking Contest” is organized by the Regional Implementing Agency of the Asia-Pacific Farmers’ Program (APFP) – Farmers’ Organizations for Asia (FO4A) and Assuring Resiliency of Family Farmers (ARISE) programs. APFP-FO4A is supported by the European Union (EU) and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD). ARISE is supported by IFAD. Know more about this contest

Kiri Roti Sri Lanka

Kiri Roti
Prepared by Nalini Dharmika
Uththamavi Guarantee Company/SANASA International
SriLanka

Kiri Roti is a traditional Sri Lankan food that is highly nutritious. It is usually prepared by a farmer’s wife for her husband who is heading to the fields. This tasty meal provides energy to farmers to do long hours of work. Read the recipe

Rice Flour Cake India

Rice Flour Cake
Prepared by Anuradha Mondal
Institute for Motivating Self Employment (IMSE)
India

A simple yet filling snack cooked using traditional methods. Homemade food such as this definitely brings back memories of home and the old days. Read the recipe

Dhido and Sisno Soup with Akabare Chili Nepal

Dhido and Sisno Soup with Akabare Chili
Prepared by Hasina Waiba Tamang
Serchu Baralo Small Farmers Agriculture Cooperative Limited
Nepal

This vibrant green luxuriously smooth soup is one of a kind because it uses stinging nettles (sisno) which require extra care when handling because it could irritate the skin and akabare chili which requires caution when eating because it is really hot. Despite the risk, these ingredients are a good source of many nutrients and make this dish delectable. Read the recipe

Prahpo with apricot and walnut pesto Pakistan

Prahpo with Apricot and Walnut Pesto
Prepared by Haseena Bibi, Pakistan
Hawa Zarai Cooperative Society
Pakistan

Prahpo or buckwheat dumplings is a traditional dish from the Baltistan Region of Pakistan. Prahpo is beneficial for health because it is sugar-free. As buckwheat flour has become very rare and expensive, this dish is rarely served nowadays. Read the recipe

Pumpkin Seed Fritters India

Pumpkin Seed Fritters
Prepared by Narayani Mondal
Institute for Motivating Self Employment (IMSE)

India

This delicacy requires only few ingredients, is easy to prepare, and perfect for a snack! Read the recipe

Homemade Barley Flour Mongolia

Homemade Barley Flour
Prepared by Tseveenjav and Basan
National Association of Mongolian Agricultural Cooperatives (NAMAC)
Mongolia

Many ethnic groups in Mongolia traditionally prepare barley flour at home. In particular, the people of Western Mongolia namely Khoton ethnic group, which is located in Tarialan soum, Uvs province, have been widely using barley flour in their daily food. Barley flour is beneficial to health. It improves immunity, has anti-cancer components, restores cells, and can also be a remedy for constipation. Read the instructions

Taro soup fried taro boiled taro 3

Taro Soup, Fried Taro, and Boiled Taro
Prepared by the Nho Quan District Farmers’ Union
Viet Nam Farmers’ Union
Vietnam

Taro is one of the most resilient crops widely cultivated in Asia and the Pacific region. Taro root is an excellent source of nutrients and offers a variety of health benefits, including improved blood sugar management, and gut and heart health. In this video, members of the Nho Quan District Farmer’s Union Vietnam share different ways to cook and serve taro (khoai so). Read the recipe

Breadfruit French Toast

Breadfruit French Toast
Prepared by Andre Sunna and Lose Fahina
Nishi Trading Food Development
Tonga

Eating locally grown fruit is good for health and supports local farmers. For this delectable and innovative treat, Andrea Sunna and Lose Fahina used fresh fruits and native food products that have been grown, processed, and packaged in Tonga. Read the recipe at

Meatball noodle soup 2

Meatball Noodle Soup
Prepared by the Kim Son District Farmers’ Association
Viet Nam Farmers’ Union (VNFU)
Vietnam

Members of the Kim Son District Farmers’ Association show the entire process of making a delicious meatball noodle soup, one of the most popular snacks/meals sold in restaurants and street eateries in Vietnam. Read the recipe

Dory fish salad 2

Dory Fish Salad
Prepared by Pham Hong Quang
Viet Nam Farmers’ Union (VNFU)
Vietnam

Farmer Pham Hong Quang shows how to make a salad using fresh dory fish and local ingredients. Read the recipe

Rare Goat Meat with Lime Vietnam

Rare Goat Meat with Lime
Prepared by Nguyen Gia Hai
Viet Nam Farmers’ Union (VNFU)
Vietnam

Nguyen Gia Hai makes it look very easy to prepare this unique Vietnamese delicacy that features rare goat meat and a variety of indigenous plants, fruits, herbs, and spices. Read the recipe

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