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Gerda Verburg: “Investing in nutrition means investing in human capital”

  |   SUN Country Network

26th Ibero-American Summit of Heads of State and Government “The effects of climate change on food and nutrition security, malnutrition, poverty and economics in Guatemala” During the 26th Ibero-American Summit of Heads of State and Government in the city of Antigua Guatemala, a forum entitled "The effects...

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Economic loss linked to high burden of malnutrition in Pakistan

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* Originally published by 'The Nation' (Pakistan) Malnourishment affects cognitive and physical development of children, while the country is losing around 2 per cent GDP because of high burden of malnutrition. The Network for Consumer Protection in collaboration with Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) organized the...

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UK contribution to assist Zimbabweans during hunger season

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN Donor Network

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomed a £3.95 million (USD5 million) contribution from the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID) to its 2018/19 Lean Season Assistance programme in Zimbabwe. The contribution will help WFP to provide cash-based food assistance to some 97,000...

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Food in the Anthropocene: The EAT–Lancet Commission on healthy diets from sustainable food systems report

  |   SUN Business Network, SUN Civil Society Network

The EAT-Lancet Commission on Food, Planet, Health brings together more than 30 world-leading scientists from across the globe to reach a scientific consensus that defines a healthy and sustainable diet Food systems have the potential to nurture human health and support environmental sustainability, however our current trajectories threaten...

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Nutrition-sensitive value chains from a smallholder perspective, IFAD research series

  |   SUN Donor Network, SUN UN Network

This paper addresses an important gap regarding the systematic knowledge and evidence on how value chains can contribute to nutrition, while remaining financially viable and inclusive of smallholder farmers. It does so by reviewing the literature on linkages between value chains and nutrition from a smallholder...

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America’s countries establish action networks to contribute to the UN Decade of Action on Nutrition

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

The Ministry of Health of Brazil has announced the launch of two new action networks in the Region of the Americas, in partnership with health ministries in other countries, as part of the United Nations Decade of Action on Nutrition 2016-2025. The Action Network on Strategies for...

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Private stakeholders consultations on integrating nutrition in primary education in Somalia

  |   SUN Country Network

Office of the Somali Prime on Sunday the 30th of December 2018 held consultations on integrating primary curriculum for the private  education providers stakeholders in Mogadishu. Nearly 50 Participants from key educational level institutions in Mogadishu and scholars attended the one day consultative discussion on the importance...

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Côte d’Ivoire launches new Multisectoral Programme on Nutrition and Early Child Development

  |   SUN Civil Society Network, SUN Country Network, SUN Donor Network

Last November the Government of Côte d’Ivoire officially launched its new Multisectoral Programme on Nutrition and Early Child Development. The initiative, which is supported by The Power of Nutrition and the World Bank, is the first large-scale nutrition and early childhood development programme in the country....

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Making adolescent nutrition a priority in Tanzania with the support of Nutrition International

  |   SUN Civil Society Network, SUN Country Network

Adolescents in Tanzania comprise nearly 20 per cent of the population. Harnessing their potential is critical for the country’s social and economic development, yet they are faced with many challenges including high rates of child marriage, pregnancy and malnutrition. Confronted with these challenges, the Ministry of...

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