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Economic empowerment of rural women strengthens food security

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

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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The latest wave of COVID-19 is having a devastating impact on children and their families in South Asia

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has launched a USD 164 million appeal for personal protective gear, together with COVID-19 testing and control equipment, to save lives amidst the deadly wave of infections which continues to sweep across South Asia. Across the region of almost 2 billion...

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Small-scale farmers of Haiti to receive help for food production and COVID-19

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

The Government of Haiti and the International Fund for Agricultural Development of the United Nations (IFAD) signed a financing agreement for a project that will help Haitian farmers recover from the impact of Covid-19 and increase staple food production. The project will kickstart rapid recovery...

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African Development Bank, IFAD and partners redouble efforts to stop hunger in Africa and strengthen food security

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN Donor Network

The African Development Bank and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), in partnership with the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA) and the CGIAR System Organization, today pledged to work closely with African leaders to address rising hunger on the continent and shore...

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The African Development Fund supporting Ethiopia to boost nutrition and end child stunting

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN Donor Network

The Board of Directors of the African Development Fund has approved a grant of USD31.2 million to the Government of Ethiopia to increase access to multi-sectoral nutritional services for children under-five years, by boosting access to services for improved health, a more diverse and nutritious food, ...

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Nutrition International helped turn food fortification regulations into reality in Pakistan

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN Donor Network

* Originally published by Nutrition International Nutrition International worked closely with industry and government regulatory bodies to realize widespread fortification of edible oil with vitamin A and D in Pakistan. Oil millers and staff from provincial food authorities share their experiences working with Nutrition International. When asked...

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A major food transfer program in Bangladesh fell short during the COVID-19 pandemic

  |   SUN Civil Society Network, SUN Country Network

* A blog by Shyamal Chowdhury, Nahian Bin Khaled, Kalyani Raghunthan, Shahidur Rashid and Honor Dearlove originally published by IFPRI Bangladesh’s March-May 2020 COVID-19 lockdown has had severe consequences for the incomes and food security of poor households. Public food transfer programs have traditionally been the...

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New handbook provides parliamentarians practical guidance on transforming food systems and improving nutrition

  |   Parliamentarians, SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

Aimed at providing lawmakers with practical guidance on legislative processes that prioritize nutrition, the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) in partnership with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) today published a new Handbook for Parliamentarians, titled Food Systems and Nutrition. The online handbook was...

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Improve nutrition in the Central Sahel by strengthening local food systems

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

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the European Union (EU) announced that they are partnering in an 18-month project to improve the production, availability and consumption of nutritious foods to prevent malnutrition among women and children in Africa’s Central Sahel region comprising Burkina...

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