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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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Sierra Leone to boost food security and incomes in rural areas with the support of IFAD

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

* Originally published by IFAD  About 34,000 vulnerable rural households in Sierra Leone will benefit from a new USD 72.6 million project that aims to improve food and nutrition security and raise the incomes of smallholder farmers by modernizing agriculture, increasing production and developing markets. The financing...

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Benin to boost food and nutrition security with the support of IFAD

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

Over 51,000 households in Benin will benefit from a USD 104.4 million project that aims to reduce rural poverty through a value chain approach, which can contribute to reducing food imports and improving the competitiveness of small farmers’ products in national and global markets. The financing...

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UK contribution to assist Zimbabweans during hunger season

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN Donor Network

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomed a £3.95 million (USD5 million) contribution from the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID) to its 2018/19 Lean Season Assistance programme in Zimbabwe. The contribution will help WFP to provide cash-based food assistance to some 97,000...

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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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