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Growing food to tackle coronavirus and child malnutrition in Malawi

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

Written by Francis Thawani - Communications Officer, WFP Malawi WFP and Government are working to train mothers in agriculture as poor diets put the lives of 56,000 children at risk. “While my son, Chrispine, was being treated for malnutrition at the hospital, I received orange-fleshed potato vines which...

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Combatting the consequences of COVID-19 with fortified food staples

  |   SUN Civil Society Network, SUN Country Network

by Sri Kusyuniati, Country Director — Indonesia, Nutrition International Two hundred million people in Indonesia regularly begin their day by eating foods made with fortified wheat flour, getting their daily dose of vitamins and minerals through bread, noodles, or other standard fare. These nutrients are vital...

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IFAD fund launched to help prevent rural food crisis in wake of COVID-19

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

With the COVID-19 pandemic and economic slowdown threatening the lives and livelihoods of the world’s most vulnerable people, the UN’s International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) today committed USD 40 million, and launched an urgent appeal for additional funds, to support farmers and rural communities...

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Latin American and Caribbean countries coordinate to support regular functioning of food systems during COVID19 crisis

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

Ministers and secretaries of agriculture, food, livestock, fisheries and rural development of 26 countries signed a statement detailing their measures so that food is not lacking.  26 Latin American and Caribbean countries expressed their commitment to coordinate the supply of sufficient, safe and nutritious food for...

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ASEAN pledges to ensure food security during COVID-19 outbreak

  |   SUN Country Network

Deeply concerned with the potential impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on ASEAN cooperation in food, agriculture and forestry and the disruption of the food supply chain in the region, the ASEAN Ministers on Agriculture and Forestry (AMAF) issued a Joint Statement on 15 April reaffirming commitment to ensure food security, food...

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Philippines creates task force to address hunger

  |   SUN Country Network

The Inter-Agency Task Force on Zero Hunger will create a 'National Food Policy' that will outline the government's priorities and map efforts to achieve zero hunger. To free more Filipinos from hunger and achieve food security, President Rodrigo Duterte has created an inter-agency task force on...

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Productive diversification of African agriculture and effects on nutrition

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN Donor Network

* Originally published by the World Bank The "triple burden" of malnutrition is a public health challenge throughout sub-Saharan Africa, where high levels of undernutrition and micronutrient deficiencies in rural areas occur alongside increased overnutrition and obesity in cities. Climate change is a major driver of...

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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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