HLPE - High Level Panel of Experts on Food Security and Nutrition

The High Level Panel of Experts on Food Security and Nutrition (HLPE), science-policy interface of the UN Committee on World Food Security (CFS), was created in October 2009 as an essential element of the CFS reform. The HLPE aims to facilitate policy debates and inform policy making by providing independent, comprehensive and evidence-based analysis and advice at the request of CFS. 

The HLPE elaborates its studies through a scientific, transparent and inclusive process. HLPE studies are the result of a continuous dialogue between HLPE experts and a wide range of stakeholders (whether public, private or from civil society) and knowledge-holders across the world, combining different forms of knowledge, building bridges across regions and countries, across various scientific disciplines and professional backgrounds. 

For each Report, a “Process & Documents” page is available in English, highlighting the main steps in the process and gathering all the documents generated during the process (translated in all UN languages when available). The link for each report is under the cover.

Similarly, a dedicated page gathers all the relevant information on the HLPE notes on “Critical and Emerging Issues for food security and nutrition”.

18/10/2018 - 

The HLPE presented its 13th report in FAO HQ (Plenary Room) the 18th October 2018 @ 15.00, during CFS45 Plenary.

This report is the result of the collective work of an international project team of scientists, with diverse expertise, led by Moraka Naked Makhura, professor at the University of Pretoria. 

Documents of the presentation are now available!

Webcast of the event (tbd) -- Photos of the event


Download the Summary and Recommendations of the Report here in all UN languages:

[AR] - [CH] - [EN] - [ES] - [FR] - [RU]

Latest News

18/10/2018 - 
Read the statement delivered by the HLPE Chairperson on the MYPoW Session during CFS45
15/10/2018 - 
CFS45 is starting today... be ready!
10/10/2018 - 
Save the date for the next HLPE International Seminar, in Bern 15 November 2018!
04/10/2018 - 
The eConsultation on the Draft V0 of the Report is now open. [4 October - 5 November 2018]
09/07/2018 - 
The HLPE launched its 13th report in FAO HQ (Red Room) the 27th June 2018 @ 9.30. Documents of the event are now available, including the video recording of the session!

Write to the Secretariat

To contact the secretariat of the HLPE or its coordinator, Nathanaël Pingault, send an e-mail to cfs-hlpe [at] fao [dot] org

HLPE Summaries & Recommendations

Open Consultations