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African leaders commit to overcome malnutrition, elevate nutrition as driver for economic growth

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN Lead Group and Secretariat

On 29 January 2018, African leaders made a landmark commitment to remove nutrition-related barriers that prevent children and societies from realising their full potential. The leaders made the commitments at the launch of African Leaders for Nutrition (ALN) − an initiative championed by the African...

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Afghanistan’s Chief Executive joins World Breastfeeding Week celebrations

  |   SUN Country Network

This year the World Breastfeeding Week with the slogan of “BREASTFEEDING: Foundation of Life” was widely celebrated in Afghanistan under the umbrella of Afghanistan Food Security & Nutrition (AFSeN) Agenda. In Kabul, the celebration event was organized by AFSeN Agenda Technical Secretariat and relevant stakeholders including...

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Enabling women to breastfeed through better policies and programmes: Global breastfeeding scorecard 2018

  |   SUN UN Network

Supporting women to breastfeed is everyone’s responsibility, including governments, donors, international organisations and civil society alike. Legislators and policy makers need to create an enabling environment that allows women to be informed of her options and supported throughout the entire breastfeeding experience, starting from the...

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Development of Kenya’s aquaculture sector could tackle chronic malnutrition and food insecurity

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

More than 35,000 rural households in Kenya will soon be eating better and earning more money thanks to a new financial agreement signed today by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the Republic of Kenya in support of the country’s aquaculture sector. With some...

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Improving diets in an era of food market transformation: Challenges & opportunities for engagement between public & private sectors

  |   SUN in Practice

The policy brief, by the Global Panel on Agriculture and Food Systems for Nutrition in partnership with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), suggests ways in which governments can persuade food industry partners to provide consumers with better access to healthier diets....

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The Malnourished middle, a report by Results UK

  |   SUN Civil Society Network

Every third person in the world is malnourished. Alarmingly, around eight out of ten malnourished children reside in middle-income countries (MICs) with lower middle-income countries (LMICs) shouldering the biggest share of this burden. This ‘silent emergency’ is dictating the survival and potential of these populations,...

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