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IFAD fund launched to help prevent rural food crisis in wake of COVID-19

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

With the COVID-19 pandemic and economic slowdown threatening the lives and livelihoods of the world’s most vulnerable people, the UN’s International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) today committed USD 40 million, and launched an urgent appeal for additional funds, to support farmers and rural communities...

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Power of the people: how community leaders tackle malnutrition in Mali

  |   SUN Civil Society Network, SUN Country Network

Dedicated local leadership supported by the SUN Movement Pooled Fund is delivering results for communities through multisectoral platforms Following Mali’s constitutional revision in 2017, recognizing the right to food and adequate nutrition as a constitutional right for Malians, strengthened advocacy towards decision-makers at various levels was...

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Latin American and Caribbean countries coordinate to support regular functioning of food systems during COVID19 crisis

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

Ministers and secretaries of agriculture, food, livestock, fisheries and rural development of 26 countries signed a statement detailing their measures so that food is not lacking.  26 Latin American and Caribbean countries expressed their commitment to coordinate the supply of sufficient, safe and nutritious food for...

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Parliamentary Front Against Hunger open letter on COVID-19 and the fight against hunger

  |   Parliamentarians, SUN Country Network

The Parliamentary Front against Hunger in Latin America and the Caribbean released an open letter calling not to neglect the fight against hunger and malnutrition during the COVID-19 pandemic. In the text, the more than 500 parliamentarians who are part of this legislative network, which receives...

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County governments in Kenya commit to increase resources for nutrition

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN Donor Network

* Originally published by Nutrition International At a Nutrition Financing Workshop on February, four Kenyan county governments signed agreements with Nutrition International, committing to increase domestic resources for nutrition programs. Governors from Busia, Vihiga, Nandi and Makueni counties signed the agreements following the launch of their County...

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ASEAN pledges to ensure food security during COVID-19 outbreak

  |   SUN Country Network

Deeply concerned with the potential impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on ASEAN cooperation in food, agriculture and forestry and the disruption of the food supply chain in the region, the ASEAN Ministers on Agriculture and Forestry (AMAF) issued a Joint Statement on 15 April reaffirming commitment to ensure food security, food...

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COVID-19 and the 5 major threats it poses to global food security

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

* Originally published by the World Food Programme   Story by Chase Sova, acting Head of Public Policy for WFP-USA. Entering 2020, the number of hungry and malnourished people around the world was already on the rise due to an increase in violent conflict and climate change impacts. Today, over 800...

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