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Gerda Verburg: “Investing in nutrition means investing in human capital”

  |   SUN Country Network

26th Ibero-American Summit of Heads of State and Government “The effects of climate change on food and nutrition security, malnutrition, poverty and economics in Guatemala” During the 26th Ibero-American Summit of Heads of State and Government in the city of Antigua Guatemala, a forum entitled "The effects...

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Reducing stunting through multisectoral efforts in Sub-Saharan Africa

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN Donor Network

All Hands on Deck Reducing Stunting through Multisectoral Efforts in Sub-Saharan Africa A copublication of the Agence française de développement and the World Bank The report book lays the groundwork for more effective multisectoral action on reducing stunting by analyzing and generating empirical evidence useful for informing the...

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The Legislative Assembly of Costa Rica launches the Parliamentary Front against Hunger strategic plan

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

Representatives, members of the Costa Rican Parliamentary Front against Hunger and Malnutrition (FPHM), have presented the 2018-2022 strategic plan which aims to lead and impact dialogue, debate and political advocacy to reduce all forms of malnutrition. “To achieve zero hunger, measures must be taken to transform...

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Heritage crops and under-represented food: Nutritious, affordable and high impact

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN Donor Network

An urgent call to action to improve nutrition in the South Asia Region The third South Asia Food and Nutrition Security Initiative (SAFANSI) Roundtable event was held last week in Bangkok, Thailand highlighting the role of high impact and under-represented nutrition sensitive food systems in South...

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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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Eastern Africa parliamentarians commit to safeguard Right to Food

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

Recognizing the slow progress in improving the food security and nutrition situation in Eastern Africa, parliamentarians from nine Eastern African nations have pledged to urge their governments to intensify their battle against food insecurity, malnutrition and hunger by enacting sound legislation and allocating adequate resources....

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Official opening of the Regional Centre of Excellence against Hunger and Malnutrition (CERFAM) in Côte d’Ivoire

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

On 25 March 2019, Côte d'Ivoire officially opened the Regional Centre of Excellence against Hunger and Malnutrition (CERFAM) in its financial capital, Abidjan. The fruit of a partnership between the World Food Programme (WFP) and the Government, this research centre offers the countries of the...

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African Union Commission and African Development Bank launch scorecard to track nutrition progress

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

The African Union Commission, the African Development Bank and global partners today launched the Continental Nutrition Accountability Scorecard to raise awareness and reinforce commitments by African governments to help end malnutrition. His Majesty King Letsie III of the Kingdom of Lesotho and African Union Champion for...

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