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1. Zero Budget Natural Farming
• It is a natural farming technique that uses biological pesticides instead of chemical-based fertilizers.
• Farmers use earthworms, cow dung, urine, plants, human excreta and such biological fertilizers for crop protection.
• It reduces farmers’ investment. It also protects the soil from degradation.
Usage: One of the biggest announcements in Budget 2019 was to promote zero budget natural farming (ZBNF) on a massive scale.

2. La Via Campesina
• La Vía Campesina is the farmers’ organizations from Europe, Latin America, Asia, North America, Central America and Africa.
• La Via Campesina is an international movement bringing together millions of peasants, small and medium size farmers, landless people, rural women and youth, indigenous people, migrants and agricultural workers from around the world.
Usage: Thousands have demonstrated with La Via Campesina in the streets of Cancun, Seattle, Quebec City, and wherever else institutions such as the World Trade Organisation, World Bank, and UN meet to discuss food and agriculture.

3. Gastronomy
• Gastronomy is the study of the relationship between food and culture, the art of preparing and serving rich or delicate and appetizing food, the cooking styles of particular regions, and the science of good eating.
Usage: Lyon’s gastronomy is world-famous and one of the things that put it on this year’s 52 Places list.

4. Privileged partnership
• Privileged partnership is a generic term for cooperation between the European Union and a non-EU country to advance common goals without using EU membership.
Usage: German Chancellor Angela Merkel will insist on “privileged partnership” for Turkey instead of full EU membership when she visits the country next week, according to remarks published Wednesday.

5. In the Pickle
• In a difficult position, or have a problem to which no easy answer can be found.
Usage: Public Sector Banks are in the pickle these days.

6. Slalom
• Move or race in a winding path, avoiding obstacles.
Usage: She drove with reckless speed, slaloming in and out of the stalled cars.

7. Brinkmanship
• Brinkmanship is the practice of trying to achieve an advantageous outcome by pushing dangerous events to the brink of active conflict.
• It occurs in international politics, foreign policy, labour relations, and military strategy involving the threat of nuclear weapons, and high-stakes litigation.
Usage: Even in times of relative peace the two nations readily engage in brinkmanship and aggressive rhetoric.

8. Parrot
• Repeat mechanically or mindlessly.
Usage: The company promptly held a news conference, parroting much of the advice.

9. Severance Pay
• An amount paid to an employee on the early termination of a contract.
• A severance package is pay and benefits employees receive when they leave employment at a company unwillingly.
• In addition to their remaining regular pay, it may include some of the following: Any additional payment based on months of service. Payment for unused accrued PTO vacation time. Holiday pay or sick leave.

10. Severance
• The action of ending a connection or relationship.
Usage: The severance and disestablishment of the Irish Church.

11. Recalcitrant
• A person with an obstinately uncooperative attitude.
Usage: A stiff-necked recalcitrant and troublemaker.
• Having an obstinately uncooperative attitude towards authority or discipline.
Usage: A class of recalcitrant fifteen-year-olds.

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