On 31 August Alliance2015 launched two new reports as part of its commitment to act on food insecurity:
The implementation of the EU Action Plan on Nutrition: a contextual analysis of Ethiopia, Nepal, Niger, Pakistan and Zambia
The study of the 5 countries selected due to their high stunting rates and the presence of Alliance2015 members show reasonable progress but a vital need to sustain and build efforts to meet targets. It concludes that it is essential for NGOs and CSOs to engage with EU counterparts to keep driving down all forms of malnutrition through effective multi-stakeholder action at global, regional, national and sub-national level.
The role of the private sector in food and nutrition security
This study recognises that engaging with private sector stakeholders to tackle food and nutrition security has become an important SDG delivery strategy for the EU and other major development actors, and aims to point the way towards the practical, evidence-based research and sounder multi-stakeholder, multi-sectoral partnerships which are needed to implement and manage such a strategy by focusing on Alliance2015 examples of engagement.
These two reports are part of a series of Alliance2015 awareness raising activities aimed at focusing on the changes in policy and practice that effectively contribute to hunger reduction and food security and paving the way for renewed momentum, new commitments and stepped up delivery and impact after 2020.
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