Committee on World Food Security
©FAO/Olivier Asselin

High level expert forum on food insecurity in protracted crises

13-14 September 2012, FAO Headquarters, Rome

The Forum provided a space for consultation and policy dialogue to increase understanding and strengthen collaborative efforts among stakeholders. A key outcome of the Forum were basic elements for the elaboration of an Agenda for Action for Addressing Food Insecurity in Protracted Crises, detailed in the final report. These elements, as well as an outline plan for consultations and negotiations to develop an Agenda for Action, were discussed at the 39th Session of CFS in October 2012.

The Forum was aimed at policymakers, aid agencies, donors, civil society and the private sector. With over fifty participants, food security experts and practitioners from food insecure, crisis-prone countries were key contributors.

The HLEF was held under the auspices of the CFS and was organized by the Rome-based agencies (FAO, IFAD, WFP), with assistance from the HLTF co-ordination team and in close collaboration with the HLEF Steering Committee.



The HLEF is funded by the European Union through the ''Global governance for hunger reduction programme''