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International Symposium on Sustainable Food Systems for Healthy Diets and Improved Nutrition 1 to 2 December 2016, Rome, Italy

Adequate nutrition is essential for health, growth and well-being and every person on this planet has the right to nutritious food. Yet, 793 million people, or one in every nine, go to bed hungry. They lack even the basic food to meet their energy needs.

Not eating a balanced diet is another form of malnutrition that can lead to suffering from obesity, an issue that is increasing at an alarmingly fast rate, affecting approximately 1.9 billion people worldwide. Overweight and obesity are a risk factor for diet related non-communicable diseases like heart disease, diabetes and others.

On the basis of the above statistics, the Trust’s Nutrition Programme Manager participated together with CSO’s in Tanzania, Malawi and Mozambique gave insights from a regional perspective. The symposium concentrated on three sub-themes that provide a comprehensive picture of food systems and actionable entry points for promoting healthy diets. Firstly to supply side policies and measures for increasing access to healthy diets, secondly to demand side policies and measures for increasing access and empowering consumers to choose healthy diets and lastly measures to strengthen accountability, resilience, and equity within the food system.

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Highlights

Congratulations to the Women Creating Wealth Graduates
Congratulations to the Women Creating Wealth Graduates

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Addressing Barriers Faced by Women In the Media
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Celebrating Our Women’s Networks
Celebrating Our Women’s Networks

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Ending Child Marriage
Ending Child Marriage

The Graça Machel Trust was instrumental in training civil society organisations in the fourRead More...

THE MARA ALLIANCE - ADDRESSING HARMFUL TRADITIONS TO SUPPORT CONTINUED EDUCATION FOR CHILDREN
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In July 2015, thirteen NGOs and faith-based organisations came together and drew up a Memorandum ofRead More...

Country Networks Tanzania
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In partnership with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the Trust undertook a successfulRead More...

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The Graça Machel Trust Participates in Key Global Nutrition Platforms ICAN & SUN Civil Society Networks (CSN) Advocacy
The Graça Machel Trust Participates in Key Global Nutrition Platforms ICAN & SUN Civil Society Networks (CSN) Advocacy

The Nutrition Programme Manager represented the Trust in the first the International Coalition forRead More...

Africa Day for Food and Nutrition Security (ADFNS)  27 to 29 October 2016, Accra, Ghana
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The Graça Machel Trust was a key participant in the Celebration of the 7th ADFNS hosted by theRead More...