Updates
  • In Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso on 4 April 2014, the second pilot self-assessment workshop, hosted by the Ministry of Health, brought together over thirty participants to discuss and assess national progress made based on the four strategic objectives underpinning the SUN Movement. Mrs. Bertine Ouaro, the workshop facilitator and SUN Government Focal Point, emphasised the multifaceted…

  • The 5th meeting of the SUN Movement Lead Group took place on 15th April 2014. The Lead Group reflected upon the progress of the Movement since September 2013, and examined how the Movement as a whole responds to requests for support from SUN countries, with a focus on social mobilisation, communications and advocacy; planning, costing,…

  • MARCH 2014: With growing attention to nutrition-agriculture linkages, understanding how to strengthen nutrition-sensitive agriculture and food systems is an essential task for the future.  This edition of SCN News provides an overview and insights into how to change food systems for better nutrition.  Part I of the Feature Papers looks at current programming and policies,…

  • 9 APRIL 2014: A new programme worth €33 million to improve land governance and help improve the food and nutrition security of family farmers and vulnerable communities in Sub-saharan Africa, was announced today by the Development Commissioner, Andris Piebalgs. This will be done, among other things, through the application, at country level, of voluntary guidelines…

  • 9 APRIL 2014: At a two-day consultative stakeholders forum in Lilongwe, the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) countries have agreed to promote small holder farmers in order for the region to boost its agriculture base production. Opening the conference, Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Food Security, Binton Kutsaira said that the agricultural sector plays a vital…

  • 11 APRIL 2014: The law department has given approval to draft the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Protection of Breastfeeding and Child Nutrition (amended) Act 2013. The proposed law for one of Pakistan’s four provinces, makes the manufacturers of formula milk bound to seek permission for marketing and sale of their products and awards penalties to health workers…

  • 11 April 2014: Action Against Hunger | ACF International has released a discussion paper about recent commitments made by nutrition stakeholders. The paper shares five key recommendations by ACF for nutrition donors and the broader nutrition community: Refine the tracking methodology developed by the main nutrition donors Develop minimum standards for the reporting of nutrition…

  • FAO NEWS, 4 APRIL 2014: The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the World Food Programme (WFP) unveiled results of their joint work to develop targets and indicators for a new global development paradigm for sustainable agriculture, food security and nutrition at a high-level meeting in Rome….

  • THE GUARDIAN, 9 APRIL 2014: Burundi’s children are among the most malnourished in the world, but a project empowering mothers gives hope for a solution. Of Burundi’s 11 million inhabitants, 90% rely on agriculture, which means a large proportion of the population is affected by acute food insecurity, climate hazards and limited access to land. The…

  • Read the March 2014 Update for news from SUN Countries and around the Movement.