The Committee on World Food Security (CFS) is the foremost inclusive international and intergovernmental platform for all stakeholders to work together to ensure food security and nutrition for all. The Committee reports to the UN General Assembly through the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and to FAO Conference.

Using a multi-stakeholder, inclusive approach, CFS develops and endorses policy recommendations and guidance on a wide range of food security and nutrition topics.  These are developed starting from scientific and evidence-based reports produced by the High Level Panel of Experts on Food Security and Nutrition (HLPE) and/or through work supported technically by The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), World Food Programme (WFP) and representatives of the CFS Advisory Group. CFS holds an annual Plenary session every October in FAO, Rome. Find out more about CFS and how it works in the About section. 

New Database of CFS Policy Products

Developed by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), the database provides easy access to CFS products such as voluntary guidelines, policy recommendations, and principles to drive the global effort towards food security and nutrition for all.


Watch this short video for a snapshot of the CFS Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries & Forests (VGGT) - the global  reference  document for  the  responsible  governance  of  tenure