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The Scaling Up Nutrition In Practice briefs present the experiences of SUN Countries and other national stakeholders as they scale up efforts to ensure all people enjoy good nutrition. Each brief in the series focuses on a theme identified by SUN Government Focal Points as an area of priority by which sharing and learning each other’s experience is a priority.

A grandmother speaks with RIP FM radio about what she learned during a video dissemination about complementary feeding, and why she encouraged her son to join her at the screening.

SPRING/Senegal Partners with Six Local Radio Stations to Promote Nutrition, Hygiene, and Gender Best Practices

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN in Practice

Due to the relatively short, two-year duration of the program, SPRING’s work in Senegal relies on key partnerships with local producer organizations and media outlets to extend the reach of nutrition messages. Community radio programs, which are widely patronized in the three regions where SPRING...

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Hadiza (center) prepares a family meal, aided by her daughters Nadia, 4, and Layhanatou, 10, who grind millet in a wooden mortar. At age 32, Hadiza has six children, four sons and two daughters. She lives in Rabé chantier, a village 25 kilometers east of Dosso comprised of circular huts made of mud brick covered with straw, and granaries topped with straw hats. The little girls help their mother with chores while the men work in the fields. The village marabout sees to the children’s education. The most widely grown grain in Niger, it is the country’s dietary mainstay. Threshing, hulling and grinding millet by hand makes for a long, exhausting workday. The Ministry of Population, Advancement of Women and Protection of Children has made it a priority to lighten women’s workloads by providing them access to mills, hullers and water sources. In the countryside, however, many Niger women have no choice but to use the traditional methods.



The agriculture sector in Niger is characterized by very low levels of farm input use and low productivity. Women account for approximately 24% of Niger’s agricultural farm labour, but have sole ownership of only 9% of the total land area controlled by Niger’s households.  Increasing women’s contributions to Niger’s agricultural sector could help rural households lift themselves out of poverty. Photo: © Stephan Gladieu / World Bank

Cash transfers, behavior change, and resilience in Niger’s Adaptive Social Safety Nets Program

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN in Practice

In 2016, the project added components to promote an adaptive social protection system in Niger. These include mechanisms to make social protection interventions more responsive to shocks and allow poor and vulnerable households to build their resilience. The goal of this newer program is to...

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Doctor looks at boy's throat in medical examination. Mexico. Photo: © Curt Carnemark / World Bank

Mexico tackles malnutrition with the PROSPERA social protection program

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN Donor Network, SUN in Practice

Despite important progress in poverty reduction, significant segments of the Mexican population still face food insecurity and nutrition challenges. The Ministry of Social Development (SEDESOL) documents that in 2012, as many as 27.4 million people (23.3 percent of the total population) reported some deprivation related...

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Improving Nutrition and Health for Pregnant and Lactating Women

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN in Practice

Nutrition for women in pre-pregnancy, pregnancy, and over the first two years of the child’s life is of utmost importance for the survival, health and development of mothers and their children. This research brief on nutrition and health integration across the Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child,...

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Learning Route Rwanda 2016 – SUN CSN Call to Action

  |   Blogs, Engaging Multiple Stakeholders, SUN Civil Society Network

 Monday 1st November 2016, Serena Hotel - The first Learning Route for Scaling Up Nutrition Civil Society Alliances in Africa was launched at Serena Hotel in Kigali. Hosted by SUN Alliance Rwanda with support from SUN Civil Society Network and PROCASUR Corporation, the event which...

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FAO Cambodia Case Study: The Impact of Gender Policy Processes on the Right to Food

  |   SUN in Practice, SUN UN Network

In April 2016, the Food and Agriculture Organization launched the results of a case study titled "The Impact of Gender Policy Processes on the Right to Food". The purpose of this study was to identify potential gender-related entry points for the development of activities on the...

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San San Myint of Myanmar – 2016 Transform Nutrition Champion

  |   SUN Civil Society Network, SUN Country Network, SUN in Practice

Throughout her career working on health programmes in several countries in Africa and Asia, SanSan Myint, a medical doctor by training and currently the head of the Three Millennium Development Goal Fund in Myanmar, became increasingly aware of the nutrition issues faced by the population...

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Manaan Mumma of Kenya – 2016 Transform Nutrition Champion

  |   SUN Civil Society Network, SUN Country Network, SUN in Practice

After training as a nutritionist, Manaan Mumma started her career working in maternal and infant nutrition. Working at the community level was a turning point for Manaan who witnessed how children suffering from acute malnutrition could recover when simple solutions, in the hands of community...

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