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African countries commit to accelerate actions towards food security

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

Ministers at the largest ever FAO Regional Conference for Africa have committed to ‘raise ambitions and accelerate actions' towards achieving food security, at the close of the three day event. Around 900 delegates including 95 ministers and other government officials from 48 countries have met in...

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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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New fund to boost food security with support to small-scale farmers in Cameroon

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

The International Fund for Agricultural Development of the United Nations (IFAD) announced a USD59.9 million investment to fund a six-year extension of the successful Commodity Value Chain Development Support Project (PADFA). Gilbert F. Houngbo, IFAD President, and Alamine Ousmane Mey, Minister of Economy, Planning and...

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Leveraging technology to support Guatemala’s food chain during COVID-19

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN Donor Network

* Blog written by Camila De Ferrari Piazza, Viviana Perego and Katie Kennedy Freeman and originally published by the World Bank Restrictions to local and international mobility following the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak are causing disruptions all along the food chain in Guatemala.  This is causing widespread economic...

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Leveraging innovation, partnership to shore up food security in Asia and the Pacific

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

Transforming food systems in Asia and the Pacific to make them more sustainable, resilient and productive, is vital for countries to rebound from the impact of COVID-19 and address chronic undernourishment, a UN regional forum on food security has heard. Gathered virtually at the UN Food...

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Solving global malnutrition: investing in innovations for local food systems

  |   SUN Business Network, SUN Country Network

* Article written by Sophie Reeve of WRENmedia in the UK and originally published by SUN Business Network Interventions that bring about food system solutions, at both the farmer and supply chain level, to help ensure nutritious food reaches every table have always been close to my heart. This...

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PARLATINO and FAO step up their fight against hunger and the effects of climate change in the face of the COVID-19 crisis

  |   Parliamentarians, SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Latin American and Caribbean Parliament (PARLATINO), presented a joint statement to promote increased responsible investment in agriculture and food systems in the face of the COVID-19 crisis. “I would like to highlight that this...

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