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COVID-19 will double number of people facing food crises unless swift action is taken

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

Noting that the global spread of COVID-19 this year has sparked “the worst humanitarian crisis since World War Two”, Executive Director of the World Food Programme (WFP) David Beasley pointed to deepening crises, more frequent natural disasters and changing weather patterns, saying “we’re already facing a perfect storm”. As millions...

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Tanzania selects nutrition sensitive SMEs through the 2019 Lishe Accelerator

  |   SUN Business Network, SUN Country Network

* Originally published by the SUN Business Network The Lishe Accelerator, launched in 2018, is a programme aimed at accelerating Tanzania’s nutrition sensitive SMEs through business development and investor readiness training. The second edition of the competition, organised by the SUN Business Network Tanzania, GAIN and Sahara Ventures ran from September...

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Philippines creates task force to address hunger

  |   SUN Country Network

The Inter-Agency Task Force on Zero Hunger will create a 'National Food Policy' that will outline the government's priorities and map efforts to achieve zero hunger. To free more Filipinos from hunger and achieve food security, President Rodrigo Duterte has created an inter-agency task force on...

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Scaling up nutrition in the face of a changing climate: SUN Movement at COP 25

  |   SUN Lead Group and Secretariat

For the first time ever, the SUN Movement attended the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change #COP25 which took place in Madrid, Spain. The conference was designed to take the next crucial steps in the UN climate change process. Through a variety of engagements the SUN...

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Productive diversification of African agriculture and effects on nutrition

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN Donor Network

* Originally published by the World Bank The "triple burden" of malnutrition is a public health challenge throughout sub-Saharan Africa, where high levels of undernutrition and micronutrient deficiencies in rural areas occur alongside increased overnutrition and obesity in cities. Climate change is a major driver of...

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