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Tokyo nutrition summit kicks off

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|First published on Tuesday 7 December 2021 by The Japan Times| The Tokyo Nutrition for Growth (N4G) Summit 2021 is taking place on Tuesday and Wednesday under the auspices of the Japanese government. The summit builds on more than 10 years of international focus on nutrition...

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Sri Lanka: Government of Australia and FAO partner to improve the nutrition of families affected by COVID-19

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| First published by Ada Derana on 1 December 2021 | The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) with support from the Government of Australia is providing vegetable seed packs to around 46,000 vulnerable families affected by the COVID-19 pandemic in Sri Lanka....

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Poor diets and resulting malnutrition continue to be unacceptably high, finds Global Nutrition Report 2021

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The 2021 Global Nutrition Report, launched today, Tuesday 23 November 2021, finds that, despite some progress, diets are not getting healthier and make increasing demands on the environment, while unacceptable levels of malnutrition persist. The high human, environmental and economic costs of continuing our current...

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2021 World Food Prize Laureate: The power of small fish to nourish women and children

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*First published by U.S. Agency for International Development: Stories of USAID’s Work from Around the World on 25 October 2021, authored by Mr Shawn Baker, USAID Chief Nutritionist and former SUN Movement Executive Committee Chair This May, Dr Shakuntala Haraksingh Thilsted, of Denmark and Trinidad and...

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Somalia: World Food Day event called for local action to improve food systems

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*Originally published by Somalia Affairs on 20 October 2021 MOGADISHU – FAO Somalia in partnership with the World Food Programme and the Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation held a joint virtual event to mark this year’s World Food Day. The event was attended by participants from across...

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International Day of Rural Women: Rural Women Cultivating Good Food for All

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Photo: ILO/M. Crozet Originally published by UN Women, Friday 8 October 2021 This year, the International Day of Rural Women (15 October), puts a spotlight on “Rural Women Cultivating Good Food for All.” Established by the UN General Assembly in its resolution 62/136 of 18 December 2007, this international day...

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Op-ed: Nutritionists and environmentalists must join hands to unlock the power of the plate

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© UNICEF/Antoine Raab Op-ed by Stineke Oenema, Executive Secretary of UN Nutrition, Gunhild Stordalen, Founder and Executive Chair of EAT and SUN Lead Group member and, Joao Campari, Global Leader, Food Practice at WWF *Originally published by Food Thank in September 2021. Headlines during the COVID-19 pandemic have...

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A SUN Movement Call to Action for Nutrition ahead of the 2021 UN Food Systems Summit

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A multi-sectoral and multi-stakeholder approach to nutrition must be front and centre in food systems transformation The United Nations Food Systems Summit (UNFSS), to be held this September, was called for by the UN Secretary-General in recognition that current food systems are failing people and planet,...

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Economic empowerment of rural women strengthens food security

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The programme, 'Accelerating Progress towards Rural Women's Economic Empowerment’, implemented by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women and Girls (UN Women) and the...

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