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The Cost of Hunger in Africa series: Sudan and The Gambia

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

The Cost of Hunger in Africa study estimates the social and economic impacts of child undernutrition and provides evidence supporting investments in human capital for sustainable development in African countries. Led by the African Union Commission (AUC), and implemented by its Member States, the COHA study...

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Zimbabwe’s MSPs and their contribution to the food and nutrition security information system

  |   SUN Country Network

Zimbabwe has established functional Multi-sectoral platforms (MSPs) from national to sub-national level, responsible for implementing a coordinated and holistic response to food and nutrition insecurity in the country. The Food and Nutrition Council (FNC), also the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Convener, has the mandate to...

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Tanzania releases National Biofortification Guidelines to address malnutrition challenge

  |   SUN Country Network

* Originally published by Nutrition International  Reaffirming its commitment to addressing malnutrition, the Government of Tanzania has released National Biofortification Guidelines, which will help to prevent nutrient deficiencies among the population. The guidelines, disseminated by the Ministry of Agriculture (MOA) in collaboration with Nutrition International, provide...

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Feeding program for students to continue amid pandemic in the Philippines

  |   SUN Country Network

The feeding program for children will continue despite blended learning approaches in schools amid the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic, Malacañang said. In a Palace press briefing, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said instead of preparing hot meals for students, nutritious food products will be delivered to...

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New fund to boost food security with support to small-scale farmers in Cameroon

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

The International Fund for Agricultural Development of the United Nations (IFAD) announced a USD59.9 million investment to fund a six-year extension of the successful Commodity Value Chain Development Support Project (PADFA). Gilbert F. Houngbo, IFAD President, and Alamine Ousmane Mey, Minister of Economy, Planning and...

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Joint statement advocating for stronger regulation of breast-milk substitutes in Myanmar

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

The Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) United Nations Network (UNN) in Myanmar, which brings together UNICEF, FAO, UNFPA, UNOPS, UN Women, WFP and WHO,  welcomed with great appreciation the recent announcement by the Myanmar Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that prohibits the consumption of unqualified batches...

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