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Small-scale farmers of Haiti to receive help for food production and COVID-19

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

The Government of Haiti and the International Fund for Agricultural Development of the United Nations (IFAD) signed a financing agreement for a project that will help Haitian farmers recover from the impact of Covid-19 and increase staple food production. The project will kickstart rapid recovery...

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African Development Bank, IFAD and partners redouble efforts to stop hunger in Africa and strengthen food security

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN Donor Network

The African Development Bank and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), in partnership with the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA) and the CGIAR System Organization, today pledged to work closely with African leaders to address rising hunger on the continent and shore...

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Empowering women and girls is crucial to ensure sustainable food security in the aftermath of COVID-19

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

Hunger and famine will persist and there will be unequal recovery from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic unless more women in rural and urban areas hold leadership positions with increased decision-making power, say the heads of the three United Nations' food agencies ahead of...

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Approved the first law on climate change and food security for Latin America and the Caribbean

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

The Board of Directors of the Latin American and Caribbean Parliament (PARLATINO) unanimously approved the first Model Law on Climate Change and Food and Nutrition Security (SAN). It is an instrument that establishes a legal framework of reference to inspire national laws, which will allow each...

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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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