The vision of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) is to be the most inclusive international and intergovernmental platform for all stakeholders to work together in a coordinated way to ensure food security and nutrition for all. It underwent reform in 2009 to ensure that the voices of other stakeholders were heard in the global debate on food security and nutrition. The Committee reports to the UN General Assembly through the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and to FAO Conference.

CFS receives its core funding equally from The Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO), The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)   and The World Food Programme (WFP).

Additional contributions are provided by resource partners on a voluntary basis to support specific CFS workstreams and activities: 

Biennium 2018 – 2019: European Union, Germany, Switzerland

Biennium 2016 – 2017: Canada, European Union, Finland, France, Netherlands, Sudan, Switzerland, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Biennium 2014 – 2015: European Union, Germany, Sweden, Switzerland, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

The work of the CFS High Level Panel of Experts on Food Security and Nutrition (HLPE) is entirely funded through voluntary contributions that were received from or confirmed by the following partners during the period indicated (for more information, see the HLPE website): 

Biennium 2016 – 2017: European Union, France, Ireland, Switzerland

Biennium 2014 – 2015: European Union, France, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland

The CFS Civil Society Mechanism (CSM) is also entirely funded through voluntary contributions.  For more information, including their resource partners, contact the CSM Secretariat: [email protected]

This page was last updated on 17/02/2017.