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COVID-19 and SMEs: supporting small enterprises to avoid a nutrition crisis

  |   SUN Business Network

* Originally published by the SUN Business Network Today, 2 billion people suffer from an inadequate diet, and the emergence of COVID-19 is only expected to accelerate the number of malnourished and hungry people worldwide. Preliminary assessments suggest that the COVID-19 pandemic may add between 83 and 132...

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COVID-19 impacting the health and wellbeing of children and families in Zimbabwe

  |   SUN Civil Society Network, SUN Donor Network

* Originally published by the SUN Civil Society Network The outbreak of COVID-19 in Zimbabwe is having drastic consequences to the health and wellbeing of children and their families in both urban and rural communities. Infants, children, pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers are facing significant risks...

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Leveraging technology to support Guatemala’s food chain during COVID-19

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN Donor Network

* Blog written by Camila De Ferrari Piazza, Viviana Perego and Katie Kennedy Freeman and originally published by the World Bank Restrictions to local and international mobility following the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak are causing disruptions all along the food chain in Guatemala.  This is causing widespread economic...

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Leveraging innovation, partnership to shore up food security in Asia and the Pacific

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

Transforming food systems in Asia and the Pacific to make them more sustainable, resilient and productive, is vital for countries to rebound from the impact of COVID-19 and address chronic undernourishment, a UN regional forum on food security has heard. Gathered virtually at the UN Food...

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Solving global malnutrition: investing in innovations for local food systems

  |   SUN Business Network, SUN Country Network

* Article written by Sophie Reeve of WRENmedia in the UK and originally published by SUN Business Network Interventions that bring about food system solutions, at both the farmer and supply chain level, to help ensure nutritious food reaches every table have always been close to my heart. This...

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African Green Revolution Forum 2020: Feed the Cities, Grow the Continent

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN Donor Network

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Summit of the African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF), which brings together thousands of delegates from governments, civil society, the private sector, the research community and development partners will be held virtually from 8 to 11 September 2020 and...

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PARLATINO and FAO step up their fight against hunger and the effects of climate change in the face of the COVID-19 crisis

  |   Parliamentarians, SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Latin American and Caribbean Parliament (PARLATINO), presented a joint statement to promote increased responsible investment in agriculture and food systems in the face of the COVID-19 crisis. “I would like to highlight that this...

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