HLPE - High Level Panel of Experts

The High Level Panel of Experts on Food Security and Nutrition (HLPE) was established in 2010 as the science-policy interface of the UN Committee on World Food Security (CFS).  The HLPE aims to improve the robustness of policy making by providing independent, evidence-based analysis and advice at the request of CFS.

Project Team on Water and Food Security - Team Appointed

The HLPE Steering Committee has reviewed the 115 candidatures that have participated to the open call to participate to the Project Team on Water and Food Security and is now pleased to inform on the outcome of the selection process. The HLPE Steering Committee announces the appointment of the following 6 experts to carry out the study on Water and Food Security:

  • Ms Lyla Mehta (Team leader, Austria)
  • Mr Oscar Cordeiro-Netto (Brazil)
  • Mr Theib Oweis (Jordan)
  • Ms Shiney Varghese (India)
  • Ms Claudia Ringler (Germany)
  • Ms Barbara Schreiner (South Africa)

Short bios / expert profiles of the members can be downloaded here!

 Critical and Emerging Issues Inquiry

At the request of the UN Committee on World Food Security (CFS) the HLPE is now launching an inquiry on critical and/or emerging issues in the area of food security and nutrition, to inform the work of the CFS. Organizations and experts are called to identify some of the most important current and emerging issues related to food and nutrition security for which actions are needed. Public feedback and comments can be sent until 15 March 2014.

To participate visit the HLPE dedicated page where you may find all information. Contributions by individuals or by institutions are welcome in English, French and Spanish.

Write to the Secretariat

To contact the secretariat of the HLPE or its coordinator, Vincent Gitz, send an e-mail to cfs-hlpe@fao.org.


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