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“There is a strong interest to set up a functional Multi-Sectoral Platform in Lesotho to fight against malnutrition”

  |   SUN Country Network

Interview of Mr Tiisetso Elias SUN Focal Point in Lesotho Can you tell us a bit about the nutrition situation in Lesotho? What are the key underlying causes? Tiisetso Elias: Lesotho is facing a problem of malnutrition that is often referred to as ‘triple burden’ of malnutrition. The...

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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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Activism brings fortified flour to Suusamyr in Kyrgyzstan

  |   SUN Civil Society Network, SUN Country Network

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY 2019 Think equal, build smart, innovate for change! Ainagul Muratalieva has never seriously thought about fortification. To her, a simple sense of fullness was equal to good nutrition. She is the head of a local community-based nongovernmental organisation. Ainagul and her family live in...

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Improving food security and nutrition in Afghanistan with the support of FAO and Denmark

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

The Kingdom of Denmark through the Royal Danish Embassy in Kabul and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) have joined forces to provide emergency assistance to more than 142,000 drought-affected vulnerable livestock herders and pastoralists and their families in six of the worst drought-affected provinces of Afghanistan.  Under this project, vulnerable livestock herders in areas hardest hit by drought will receive high-quality...

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Nepal Zero Hunger, a strategic review of food security and nutrition

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

For Nepal, ending hunger and improving nutrition for all its citizens will be a significant task, but one that is within its grasp. The country has already made great strides in reducing undernourishment and stunting. However, the prevalence of both are still high and challenges...

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ENN Online Nutrition Exchange Issue 11 – January 2019

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN Donor Network

Launched in January 2019, ENN’s Nutrition Exchange Issue 11 features articles on stunting prevention in Indonesia; parliamentarian networks for nutrition in West Africa; SUN Networks in fragile and conflicte-affedted sates; interview with Mali's SUN focal point; and the development of a common results framework for nutrition...

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Economic loss linked to high burden of malnutrition in Pakistan

  |   SUN Business Network, SUN Country Network

* Originally published by 'The Nation' (Pakistan) Malnourishment affects cognitive and physical development of children, while the country is losing around 2 per cent GDP because of high burden of malnutrition. The Network for Consumer Protection in collaboration with Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) organized the...

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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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