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Heritage crops and under-represented food: Nutritious, affordable and high impact

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN Donor Network

An urgent call to action to improve nutrition in the South Asia Region The third South Asia Food and Nutrition Security Initiative (SAFANSI) Roundtable event was held last week in Bangkok, Thailand highlighting the role of high impact and under-represented nutrition sensitive food systems in South...

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Why now is the moment to invest in nutrition to transform our food systems

  |   SUN Lead Group and Secretariat

This blog was originally published by IFPRI here as one in a series of guest blog posts from leading voices in global development on achieving long-term sustainability and growth while ending hunger, poverty, and malnutrition. Nutrition is the smart and necessary investment if we are to transform our food systems for the well-being of...

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The Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement: striving for impact at scale

  |   SUN Civil Society Network

In 2019, I do not think we need to talk about ‘why’ when it comes to scaling-up nutrition. We are far beyond that. According to the report The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2018, for the third year in a row...

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Reducing the prevalence of stunting in the DRC with the support of the World Bank

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN Donor Network

The World Bank Board of Executive Directors approved today a total financing of USD 502 million for the Multisectoral Nutrition and Health project in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). This funding comprises a USD 246 million credit and a USD 246 grant from the...

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Launch of the UN’s Decade of Family Farming

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) launched the United Nations' Decade of Family Farming and a Global Action Plan to boost support for family farmers, particularly those in developing countries. The two UN agencies lead the implementation of the Decade...

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Implementing Taxes on Sugar-Sweetened Beverages: an overview of current approaches

  |   SUN UN Network

This publication by UNICEF explores the experience from countries that have implemented “soda taxes” to prevent childhood overweight.With increased rates of childhood overweight, countries are looking for ways to promote good nutrition and reduce the longer-term risk of diet-related noncommunicable diseases. WHO recommendation to limit...

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