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”.

06/05/2019 - 

The full proceedings of the open eConsultation (03 December 2018 -  28 January 2019) on the Scope for the HLPE report on Food Security and Nutrition: Building a global narrative towards 2030 are now available at this page.

Download the full proceedings here.

A synthesis of the eConsultation prepared by the HLPE Secretariat is also available at this link

The HLPE Steering Committee wishes to thank all the participants for their valuable contributions.

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!
01/02/2019 - 
Save the date for the next HLPE International Seminar, in Canberra, Australia 18 April 2019!
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.

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