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Approach to assess the level of integration of nutrition into agricultural development plans in Sub-Saharan Africa

  |   SUN in Practice, The Contribution of Agriculture and Social Protection to Improving Nutrition

  Approach to assess the level of integration of nutrition into agricultural development plans in Sub-Saharan Africa: the case of National Agricultural Investment Plans (NAIPs)By Richemont SEKI* and Mohamed AG BENDECH**Context and Purpose Sub-Saharan Africa is confronted to a triple burden of malnutrition, with under nutrition coexisting with...

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Crop losses threaten food security of two million people in Central America

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP) are concerned by the fact that the months of June and July saw “lower-than-average rainfall” and “drier-than-average conditions”, which affected the first and principal crop cycle in Central America, known as the primera. “Just when rural communities were...

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How countries can achieve nutrition goals through the food system approach

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Blog written by Suresh Babu* and originally published by IFPRIThe U.N. Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) related to food security and nutrition have become top priorities for governments of developing countries. To attain these by 2030, multiple sectors must be brought together to design and implement program and policy interventions—but such...

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The linkages between migration, agriculture, food security and rural development

  |   SUN UN Network

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the World Food Programme (WFP) have released a report that analyzes the direct and indirect interlinkages between migration, agriculture, food security and...

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WFP to support Tanzania’s battle to end malnutrition and stunting

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

According to the Executive Director of the World Food Programme (WFP), David Beasley, stunting should be fought from all fronts as it also affects GDP growth. Addressing a news conference over the weekend, Beasley said the WFP’s four-year country strategic plan (CSP) for Tanzania, launched...

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Putting the lens on the consumer in nutrition-sensitive agriculture and Food Systems in South Asia

  |   SUN Business Network

On June 25-26, in Colombo, Sri Lanka, more than 160 government representatives, civil society organizations, private sector members, international donors, practitioners, and stakeholders from around South Asia convened at a regional roundtable sponsored by the South Asia Food and Nutrition Security Initiative (SAFANSI). The event...

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