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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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Enhancing food systems dialogues in Central Asia and Caucasus

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

A recent sub-regional symposia - Symposium on sustainable food systems and nutrition governance for healthy diets in Central Asia and Caucasus – was held from 24-26 April 2019 in Astana, Kazakhstan. During the event, several countries acknowledged the need to shift to more sustainable production...

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Pilot project to fortify wheat to fight malnutrition in Pakistan with the support of WFP

  |   SUN UN Network

The National Fortification Alliance (NFA) of Pakistan, with technical support from the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and funding from the Australian Government launched a pilot project to fight malnutrition by fortifying wheat flour in Islamabad and Rawalpindi. This project will support chakkis (small-scale...

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SUN Business Nutrition Champion and SUN Pitch Competition winner receives business training

  |   SUN Business Network

Originally published by the SUN Business Network Ope Olanrewaju, founder of Kennie-O Cold Chain Logistics, was crowned the SUN Business Network (SBN) Nutrition Champion and winner of the first ever Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Pitch Competition in October 2018, at the Nutrition Africa Investor Forum The competition showcased investment opportunities...

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New guidelines to enhance food insecurity and malnutrition analysis including in areas with no humanitarian access

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

New global guidelines published by the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) initiative will further hone food security and nutrition analysis processes for better and more actionable information during humanitarian crises. After thorough consultations, food security and nutrition experts from 15 organizations have released a third version...

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Crises in rural areas threatens progress in hunger, according to the 2019 Global Food Policy Report

  |   SUN Lead Group and Secretariat

Marked by deepening cycle of hunger and malnutrition, persistent poverty, limited economic opportunities, and environmental degradation, rural areas continue to be in a state of crisis in many parts of the world, threatening to slow the progress toward the Sustainable Development Goals, global climate targets,...

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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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