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Pro Mujer, working with allies to tackle COVID-19 in Latin America

  |   SUN Civil Society Network, SUN Country Network

* Originally published by Deliver for Good Globally, the Covid-19 pandemic has put humanity to the test. It is exposing and deepening existing inequalities, particularly among underserved populations, including the women that Pro Mujer serves across Latin America. Over its 30-year history, Pro Mujer has become...

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EU and UNICEF partner to prevent malnutrition in children during COVID-19 crisis in Nepal

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN Donor Network, SUN UN Network

The European Union and UNICEF have expanded their partnership on nutrition to prevent malnutrition in children due to the socio-economic impact of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. The socio-economic impact of the COVID-19 crisis has led to many vulnerable families across Nepal, being pushed into deeper poverty...

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Solving global malnutrition: investing in innovations for local food systems

  |   SUN Business Network, SUN Country Network

* Article written by Sophie Reeve of WRENmedia in the UK and originally published by SUN Business Network Interventions that bring about food system solutions, at both the farmer and supply chain level, to help ensure nutritious food reaches every table have always been close to my heart. This...

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African Green Revolution Forum 2020: Feed the Cities, Grow the Continent

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN Donor Network

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Summit of the African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF), which brings together thousands of delegates from governments, civil society, the private sector, the research community and development partners will be held virtually from 8 to 11 September 2020 and...

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PARLATINO and FAO step up their fight against hunger and the effects of climate change in the face of the COVID-19 crisis

  |   Parliamentarians, SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Latin American and Caribbean Parliament (PARLATINO), presented a joint statement to promote increased responsible investment in agriculture and food systems in the face of the COVID-19 crisis. “I would like to highlight that this...

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Urgent action is needed to address worsening food and nutrition insecurity in Burkina Faso

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

Urgent and sustained action is needed to address worsening food and nutrition insecurity in Burkina Faso, say the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), citing alarming new data. Some 3.3 million people are estimated...

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Baby Friendly Community Initiative: promoting optimal maternal, infant and young child nutrition in The Gambia

  |   SUN Country Network

The Baby Friendly Community Initiative (BFCI) programme is a comprehensive nutrition and health education package developed by the National Nutrition Agency (NaNA) to improve the health and nutritional status of communities. The concept of the BFCI is based on the UNICEF/WHO global strategic initiative of the...

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Yemen sees return to alarming levels of food insecurity

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

Economic shocks, conflict, floods, desert locusts and now COVID-19 are creating a perfect storm that could reverse hard-earned food security gains in Yemen, warns the latest Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) analysis released today by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the United...

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New IFAD’s project in Niger for food and nutrition security and climate change resilience

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

The International Fund for Agricultural Development of the United Nations (IFAD) announced a new project that will boost support for about 210,000 poor rural households in Niger that are vulnerable to climate shocks and food insecurity. In Niger, most people live in rural areas and depend...

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Lao PDR adopts the marketing of breastmilk substitutes decree to protect and promote breastfeeding

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

The Government of Lao PDR reached a new milestone by adopting the Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes (BMS) Decree to protect and promote breastfeeding in the country. The decree, a national legislation, is in line with the global guidance and commitments, namely the International Code of...

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