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Looking beyond hunger: thoughts on SOFI 2019 – by Gerda Verburg and Elwyn Grainger-Jones

  |   SUN UN Network

Blog written by Gerda Verburg, UN Assistant Secretary-General and SUN Movement Coordinator, and Elwyn Grainger-Jones, Executive Director, CGIAR System Organization. Originally published by the SDG2 Advocacy Hub This week, State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2019 charted just how off track we are to end hunger and meet global nutrition...

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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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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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Pilot project to fortify wheat to fight malnutrition in Pakistan with the support of WFP

  |   SUN UN Network

The National Fortification Alliance (NFA) of Pakistan, with technical support from the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and funding from the Australian Government launched a pilot project to fight malnutrition by fortifying wheat flour in Islamabad and Rawalpindi. This project will support chakkis (small-scale...

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Crises in rural areas threatens progress in hunger, according to the 2019 Global Food Policy Report

  |   SUN Lead Group and Secretariat

Marked by deepening cycle of hunger and malnutrition, persistent poverty, limited economic opportunities, and environmental degradation, rural areas continue to be in a state of crisis in many parts of the world, threatening to slow the progress toward the Sustainable Development Goals, global climate targets,...

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