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Nutrition-sensitive value chains from a smallholder perspective, IFAD research series

  |   SUN Donor Network, SUN UN Network

This paper addresses an important gap regarding the systematic knowledge and evidence on how value chains can contribute to nutrition, while remaining financially viable and inclusive of smallholder farmers. It does so by reviewing the literature on linkages between value chains and nutrition from a smallholder...

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Scaling up rice fortification in West Africa

  |   SUN Civil Society Network, SUN UN Network

* Originally published by Sight and Life In West Africa, the prevalence and impact of micronutrient deficiencies are significant, and anemia, vitamin A deficiency, and iodine deficiency remain of public health concern. For example, every country in the region is off-track to reach the World Health Assembly...

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Improving nutrition of women and children in Kenya with the support of Belgium

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN Donor Network, SUN UN Network

Despite harsh climatic conditions, Africa’s drylands support millions of people and contribute significantly to Kenya’s national economy, primarily through livestock products. However, these same areas are currently also bearing some of the heaviest burdens of climate change. With increasing population numbers, more frequent droughts and ever greater restrictions on people’s mobility,...

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Approach to assess the level of integration of nutrition into agricultural development plans in Sub-Saharan Africa

  |   SUN in Practice, The Contribution of Agriculture and Social Protection to Improving Nutrition

  Approach to assess the level of integration of nutrition into agricultural development plans in Sub-Saharan Africa: the case of National Agricultural Investment Plans (NAIPs) By Richemont SEKI* and Mohamed AG BENDECH** Context and Purpose Sub-Saharan Africa is confronted to a triple burden of malnutrition, with under nutrition coexisting with...

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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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