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Multisector collaboration for improved nutrition at the subnational level

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

The determinants of malnutrition are varied, encompassing a range of biological, economic and sociocultural factors. Achieving global targets for reducing undernutrition calls for a multisectoral approach that includes scaled-up, proven, nutrition-specific interventions as well as nutrition-sensitive interventions and approaches.1 The last two decades have seen...

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Food insecurity in West Africa could leave 43 million at risk as coronavirus hits

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

Well over 40 million people across West Africa face desperate food shortages in coming months, with COVID-19 restrictions a new factor adding to people’s vulnerability according to the World Food Programme (WFP). Appealing for continued support from the international community for the agency’s global aid effort, WFP spokesperson...

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Reducing stunting through multisectoral efforts in Sub-Saharan Africa

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN Donor Network

All Hands on Deck Reducing Stunting through Multisectoral Efforts in Sub-Saharan Africa A copublication of the Agence française de développement and the World Bank The report book lays the groundwork for more effective multisectoral action on reducing stunting by analyzing and generating empirical evidence useful for informing the...

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Early years nutrition and child development project in Benin supported by the World Bank

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN Donor Network

The World Bank approved an International Development Association (IDA) grant of USD 50 million to support the government of Benin’s efforts to reduce stunting and improve early childhood development outcomes in children under five years of age. The five-year Early Years Nutrition and Child Development Project...

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Benin to boost food and nutrition security with the support of IFAD

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

Over 51,000 households in Benin will benefit from a USD 104.4 million project that aims to reduce rural poverty through a value chain approach, which can contribute to reducing food imports and improving the competitiveness of small farmers’ products in national and global markets. The financing...

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The African Development Bank launches a new Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Action Plan

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN Donor Network, SUN Lead Group and Secretariat

The African Development Bank has unveiled a new Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Action Plan that aims at raising investments towards reducing stunting by 40 per cent in African children aged under 5 by 2025. Africa loses USD 25 billion per year in costs attributed to child morbidity...

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Nutrition Africa Investor Forum to help raise finance for high-impact nutrition businesses in the continent

  |   SUN Business Network

Over 200 delegates, including dealmakers, entrepreneurs and investors met at the Nutrition Africa Investor Forum (NAIF) on October 16-17 – World Food Day — in Nairobi, Kenya, to explore partnerships, access business finance and enter new markets. Over these two days, selected Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs)...

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