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Afghan Food Security and Nutrition Agenda stakeholders study tour to Bangladesh

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

With the support of FAO and EU, the afghan delegation composed of 12 people from the Afghanistan Food Security and Nutrition Agenda (AFSeN–A) stakeholders composed of representatives from Government Ministries, Technical Secretariat and FAO representatives paid a study tour to Bangladesh. The delegation headed by...

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Crop losses threaten food security of two million people in Central America

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP) are concerned by the fact that the months of June and July saw “lower-than-average rainfall” and “drier-than-average conditions”, which affected the first and principal crop cycle in Central America, known as the primera. “Just when rural communities were...

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Costa Rica prioritises reducing overweight and obesity

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The Government of Costa Rica, working together with the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) and with the support of international experts, analysed the principal challenges and opportunities for achieving more sustainable food systems that contribute to combating malnutrition and rural poverty.According...

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Guatemala seeks to implement the Grow Up Healthy nutrition and health project to combat chronic malnutrition

  |   SUN Country Network

The Government of Guatemala is seeking to implement a multi-annual programme entitled 'Grow Up Healthy', which aims to help combat chronic malnutrition in seven priority departments, an official source said today."This plan aims to improve selected practices, services and behaviours known to be key determinants...

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Validation process for the Afghanistan Food Security and Nutrition Multi-Stakeholder Strategic Plan

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The Afghanistan Food Security and Nutrition Agenda Secretariat conducted a two- day workshop to secure stakeholders’ consensus on AFSeN-A Contextual Analysis and Stakeholders’ Mapping through consultation and validation process and to agree on a common results framework for the AFSeN-A Strategic Plan. The draft Context...

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Civil society pushes for more public spending on nutrition in East and Southern Africa

  |   SUN Civil Society Network

Civil societies from Eastern and Southern Africa have called on governments to increase spending on initiatives aimed at fighting malnutrition. The groups have proposed that governments increase their spending from 0.54 per cent of their national budgets to 3 per cent to bolster efforts to...

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Afghanistan’s Chief Executive joins World Breastfeeding Week celebrations

  |   SUN Country Network

This year the World Breastfeeding Week with the slogan of “BREASTFEEDING: Foundation of Life” was widely celebrated in Afghanistan under the umbrella of Afghanistan Food Security & Nutrition (AFSeN) Agenda. In Kabul, the celebration event was organized by AFSeN Agenda Technical Secretariat and relevant stakeholders including...

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