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Strengthening food systems in fragile contexts – A GloPan policy brief

  |   SUN Country Network

The Global Panel on Agriculture and Food Systems for Nutrition today announces the launch of its latest policy brief, Strengthening Food Systems in Fragile Contexts. This policy brief seeks to stimulate international organisations, governments, and other stakeholders, to realign policies within fragile contexts to ensure that diet...

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African countries commit to accelerate actions towards food security

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

Ministers at the largest ever FAO Regional Conference for Africa have committed to ‘raise ambitions and accelerate actions' towards achieving food security, at the close of the three day event. Around 900 delegates including 95 ministers and other government officials from 48 countries have met in...

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Tanzania releases National Biofortification Guidelines to address malnutrition challenge

  |   SUN Country Network

* Originally published by Nutrition International  Reaffirming its commitment to addressing malnutrition, the Government of Tanzania has released National Biofortification Guidelines, which will help to prevent nutrient deficiencies among the population. The guidelines, disseminated by the Ministry of Agriculture (MOA) in collaboration with Nutrition International, provide...

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New fund to boost food security with support to small-scale farmers in Cameroon

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

The International Fund for Agricultural Development of the United Nations (IFAD) announced a USD59.9 million investment to fund a six-year extension of the successful Commodity Value Chain Development Support Project (PADFA). Gilbert F. Houngbo, IFAD President, and Alamine Ousmane Mey, Minister of Economy, Planning and...

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Future Food Systems: For people, our planet, and prosperity. A new report by GLOPAN

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

The Global Panel on Agriculture and Food Systems for Nutrition announced the launch of its new report, Future Food Systems: For people, our planet, and prosperity.  The report, produced by an independent international team of leading experts, makes concrete recommendations on the practical next steps which need to be taken...

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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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