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African governments should diversify food production, by SUN Lead Group member H.E. Jakaya Kikwete

  |   SUN Lead Group and Secretariat

* Originally published by Nutrition International Even before COVID-19, the global burden of malnutrition was shifting to Africa, said His Excellency Jakaya Kikwete, the former President of the Republic of Tanzania and Nutrition International board member, and SUN Movement Lead Group member, in his keynote address...

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FAO and WFP warn of rising levels of acute hunger with potential risk of famine in four SUN countries

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

Burkina Faso, northeastern Nigeria, South Sudan and Yemen cause for concern but acute hunger on the rise across the globe The world has been put on a heightened famine alert with a new report by two United Nations agencies that contains a stark warning; four countries...

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“Cost of a Plate of Food” 2020 report shows access to food grossly unequal as COVID-19 adds to challenges

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

A basic meal is far beyond the reach of millions of people in 2020 as the COVID-19 pandemic joins conflict, climate change and economic troubles in pushing up levels of hunger around the world, according to a new study released today by the United Nations...

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Youth organisations use online tools for monitoring nutrition budgets in Peru

  |   SUN Civil Society Network, SUN Country Network

While many actors recognize the importance of listening to a wide range of voices, young people often are left out at the decision-making table, especially when it comes to budgetary issues. The Initiative Against Child Malnutrition (IDI) in Peru is already changing that by training...

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Malnutrition surges among young children in Yemen as conditions worsen

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

Acute malnutrition rates among children under the age of five are the highest ever recorded in parts of Yemen, with more than half a million cases in southern districts, according to the latest Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) Acute Malnutrition analysis released today by...

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Nutrition-sensitive investments in agriculture and food systems – Budget analysis guidance note

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

Food systems provide for all people’s nutritional needs, while at the same time contributing to sustainable growth. However, the prevalence of child undernutrition remains unacceptably high and is compounded by rising levels of obesity and diet-related chronic diseases. Investments in nutrition-sensitive agriculture and food systems...

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