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Consultation open: Development of CFS guidelines on gender equality and women’s and girls’ empowerment in food security and nutrition

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Until 23 November 2021, suggestions and comments are welcome in the development of Committee on Food Security (CFS) Voluntary Guidelines on gender equality and women’s and girls’ empowerment in the context of food security and nutrition. BACKGROUND Advancing gender equality and women's and girls' empowerment is critical...

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Somalia: World Food Day event called for local action to improve food systems

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*Originally published by Somalia Affairs on 20 October 2021 MOGADISHU – FAO Somalia in partnership with the World Food Programme and the Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation held a joint virtual event to mark this year’s World Food Day. The event was attended by participants from across...

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Kenya: NICHE programme benefits vulnerable children, and mothers

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

© UNICEF/UNI377887/Bongyereirwe *Originally published by Kenya News Agency on 5 October 2021, written by Anthony Melly There is relief for vulnerable children under the age of two years, and pregnant and lactating mothers in West Pokot and North Pokot sub-counties after the Kenyan government launched a programme...

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International Day of Rural Women: Rural Women Cultivating Good Food for All

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Photo: ILO/M. Crozet Originally published by UN Women, Friday 8 October 2021 This year, the International Day of Rural Women (15 October), puts a spotlight on “Rural Women Cultivating Good Food for All.” Established by the UN General Assembly in its resolution 62/136 of 18 December 2007, this international day...

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WFP: Half of Afghanistan’s children under 5 expected to suffer from acute malnutrition as hunger takes root for millions

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

*Kabul – Wrapping up a two-day visit to Herat, UNICEF Representative in Afghanistan, Hervé Ludovic De Lys, and WFP Afghanistan Representative and Country Director, Mary-Ellen McGroarty, sounded the alarm on the dire state of malnutrition and food insecurity sweeping across the country. Without reliable access...

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Burkina Faso: Successfully scaling up nutrition in a digital world

  |   SUN Business Network, SUN Civil Society Network, SUN Country Network, SUN Donor Network, SUN Lead Group and Secretariat, SUN UN Network

Burkina Faso’s ten-year journey with the integrated e-diagnostic approach (IeDA) provides a rare and inspiring example of a digital health tool brought to scale. The country showcases good practice with this solution, as it covers 84 per cent of the country’s primary health care facilities...

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A SUN Movement Call to Action for Nutrition ahead of the 2021 UN Food Systems Summit

  |   SUN Business Network, SUN Civil Society Network, SUN Country Network, SUN Donor Network, SUN Lead Group and Secretariat, SUN UN Network

A multi-sectoral and multi-stakeholder approach to nutrition must be front and centre in food systems transformation The United Nations Food Systems Summit (UNFSS), to be held this September, was called for by the UN Secretary-General in recognition that current food systems are failing people and planet,...

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SUN Coordinator visits Malawi and joins SUN 3.0 Strategy launch presided over by President Chakwera

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

From 31 August to 3 September, Ms Gerda Verburg, United Nations Assistant Secretary-General and SUN Movement Coordinator, travelled to Lilongwe, Malawi, on her first official visit to a member State since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. In addition to delivering key remarks at...

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Malawi: Chingondo irrigation scheme back to life after more than a year

  |   SUN Civil Society Network, SUN Country Network

After being idle for more than a year, farmers from the Ngabu Traditional Authority in Nsanje district are happy to be cultivating Chingondo Irrigation Scheme again. Differences in rentals between their irrigation agreement and surrounding irrigation arrangements resulted in dispute, which, through key stakeholder negotiations...

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The SUN Movement celebrates 2021 World Breastfeeding Week

  |   Parliamentarians, SUN Business Network, SUN Civil Society Network, SUN Country Network, SUN Donor Network, SUN Monthly Newsletter, SUN UN Network

Each year, from 1-7 August, countries, organisations and nutrition champions celebrate World Breastfeeding Week all over the world. In 2021, under its theme ‘Protect Breastfeeding: A Shared Responsibility’, this week served as an important a time to revisit the commitments made at the start of...

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