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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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Tanzania releases National Biofortification Guidelines to address malnutrition challenge

  |   SUN Country Network

* Originally published by Nutrition International  Reaffirming its commitment to addressing malnutrition, the Government of Tanzania has released National Biofortification Guidelines, which will help to prevent nutrient deficiencies among the population. The guidelines, disseminated by the Ministry of Agriculture (MOA) in collaboration with Nutrition International, provide...

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Millions of refugees across Africa face even greater food insecurity amid COVID-19 crisis

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

The alert from the World Food Programme (WFP) and the UN refugee agency (UNHCR), coincides with ongoing conflict and disasters on the continent, and severe underfunding for their work. “While the situation continues to deteriorate for everyone, the disaster is magnified for refugees who have absolutely...

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Tanzania selects nutrition sensitive SMEs through the 2019 Lishe Accelerator

  |   SUN Business Network, SUN Country Network

* Originally published by the SUN Business Network The Lishe Accelerator, launched in 2018, is a programme aimed at accelerating Tanzania’s nutrition sensitive SMEs through business development and investor readiness training. The second edition of the competition, organised by the SUN Business Network Tanzania, GAIN and Sahara Ventures ran from September...

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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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Eastern Africa parliamentarians commit to safeguard Right to Food

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

Recognizing the slow progress in improving the food security and nutrition situation in Eastern Africa, parliamentarians from nine Eastern African nations have pledged to urge their governments to intensify their battle against food insecurity, malnutrition and hunger by enacting sound legislation and allocating adequate resources....

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