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”.

01/02/2019 - 

The HLPE and the CSIRO announce the co-joint Seminar on

Agroecology & Other innovations for Sustainable Food Systems.


Be sure to mark your calendars: 18 April 2019 - 8h30-13h00 / Canberra

On 18 April 2019 (8.30 am – 1 pm, followed by networking lunch), the High Level Panel of Experts on Food Security and Nutrition (HLPE) of the UN Committee on World Food Security (CFS) and the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) invite everyone to an international seminar with partners from policy making, science, civil society, the private and the public sector.

The event is taking place at the CSIRO Discovery Centre at Black Mountain, North Science Road, Acton. Participation is free of charge. Please note that due to limited space, registration will be on a first come, first serve basis. 

Registration requests to be sent here

Send us an e-mail to follow the event broadcast live via web 


Latest News

01/02/2019 - 
The Steering Committee of the High Level Panel of Experts (HLPE) of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) is to be renewed in 2019. The Call for Nominations has been extended until the 15th of February!
14/01/2019 - 
Translations of the 13th HLPE report Multistakeholder Partnerships to Finance and Improve Food Security and Nutrition in the Framework of the 2030 Agenda are now available!
19/12/2018 - 
Proceedings of the public event the HLPE organized with the University of Uzbekistan in Tashkent available now!
19/12/2018 - 
The results (Synthesis + Full Proceedings) of the eConsultation on the V0 Draft of Agroecological approaches and other innovations for sustainable agriculture and food systems that enhance food security and nutrition are now available.
03/12/2018 - 
eConsultation on the Draft Scope of the Study Extended! [3 December 2018 - 7 January 21 January 2019]

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