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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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Accelerating progress to end hunger and malnutrition through implementation science

  |   SUN Civil Society Network, SUN UN Network

*Originally published by IFPRI Undernutrition remains a stubborn development challenge in many parts of the world, yet overweight and obesity are simultaneously on the rise globally, and sharply increasing in many low and middle-income countries. As a result, rates of diabetes and other noncommunicable diseases are climbing, increasing...

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Scaling up rice fortification in West Africa

  |   SUN Civil Society Network, SUN UN Network

* Originally published by Sight and Life In West Africa, the prevalence and impact of micronutrient deficiencies are significant, and anemia, vitamin A deficiency, and iodine deficiency remain of public health concern. For example, every country in the region is off-track to reach the World Health Assembly...

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Humanitarian assistance continues to prevent a massive human catastrophe in Yemen but it is not enough

  |   SUN UN Network

As many as 20 million Yemenis are food insecure in the world's worst humanitarian crisis. Already, 15.9 million people wake up hungry, according to the latest Integrated food security Phase Classification (IPC) analysis which was released by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the...

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Toward a Healthier Future: IAEA Symposium on the Double Burden of Malnutrition

  |   SUN Civil Society Network, SUN UN Network

* Originally published by the IAEA One in three people worldwide suffer from some form of malnutrition, such as obesity, undernutrition or nutrient deficiencies, and in many cases, people suffer from more than one form. Long-lasting, sustainable solutions to this complex problem require better data on...

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Pakistan launches its new “Dietary Guidelines for Better Nutrition”

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

The Ministry of Planning and Development and Reform in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations launched the ‘Pakistan Dietary Guidelines for better Nutrition’ (PDGN) held at PPMI , Complex Islamabad. PDGN are comprehensive dietary guidelines for the general public to...

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Nutrition Capacity Assessment anchors multi-sectoral actions to ameliorate Chad’s dire nutrition situation

  |   SUN UN Network

* Originally published by the UN Network for SUN The nutrition statistics for Chad are daunting. According to the 2018 State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World (SOFI) report, child stunting in Chad (39.9 per cent) is climbing, well exceeding the new ‘very high’ population...

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Pakistan dietary guidelines for better nutrition

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

The Pakistan Dietary Guidelines for Better Nutrition (PDGN) are comprehensive country specific guidelines for the general public to adopt healthy eating practices, and prevent and reduce the risk of infectious and chronic diseases. These guidelines are simple to adopt, provide age and gender appropriate and...

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