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Mapping exercise fuels multi-sectoral action to account for nutrition results in Mali

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

* Interview originally published by the UN Network for SUN  Mali continues to face high levels of malnutrition driven by multiple factors that are exacerbated by the effects of climate change and conflict. Child wasting is estimated at a whopping 10.7 per cent (SMART 2017) although national...

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Lesotho bridging the gap for better nutrition capacity

  |   SUN UN Network

* Story originally published by the UN Network for the SUN Movement Lesotho is making great improvements in child nutrition outcomes. Between 2004 - 2014, stunting among children under 5 years old has steadily decreased. Despite this, stunting remains high at 33.2 per cent, micronutrient deficiencies...

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The ascent of local governments in nutrition in The Philippines

  |   SUN Civil Society Network, SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

Originally published by Nutrition InternationalImproving nutrition for an entire country’s population requires dedicated local leadership, of which the Philippines’ Local Government Units (LGUs ― provinces, cities and barangays) have plenty to offer. Since the launch of the Philippines Plan of Action for Nutrition 2017-22 (PPAN) in May 2017,...

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Afghan Food Security and Nutrition Agenda stakeholders study tour to Bangladesh

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

With the support of FAO and EU, the afghan delegation composed of 12 people from the Afghanistan Food Security and Nutrition Agenda (AFSeN–A) stakeholders composed of representatives from Government Ministries, Technical Secretariat and FAO representatives paid a study tour to Bangladesh. The delegation headed by...

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Crop losses threaten food security of two million people in Central America

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP) are concerned by the fact that the months of June and July saw “lower-than-average rainfall” and “drier-than-average conditions”, which affected the first and principal crop cycle in Central America, known as the primera. “Just when rural communities were...

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Costa Rica prioritises reducing overweight and obesity

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

The Government of Costa Rica, working together with the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) and with the support of international experts, analysed the principal challenges and opportunities for achieving more sustainable food systems that contribute to combating malnutrition and rural poverty.According...

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