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The Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition “FSN Forum”

The FSN Forum is a worldwide community of experts and practitioners on Food Security and Nutrition facilitated by FAO since 2007.

FSN Forum members engage in online discussions, share knowledge and take part in policy dialogue.

The broad range of views gathered influences the global debate on key issues affecting food security and nutrition.

The FSN Forum collaborates with major global food security and nutrition initiatives and also facilitates online networks targeted at specific geographic areas.

How does the FSN Forum work?

The FSN Forum hosts different kinds of online discussions.

Discussions can be raised by fellow members or can be initiated by the FSN Forum team.
Online discussions can also be part of global and regional initiatives. They can explore food security and nutrition topics from a practitioners point of view, can provide input to policy formulation processes and can be used to validate technical work.

FSN Forum’s discussions are public, open to all members and last for three to four weeks.
Regular email digests are sent to all members to keep them informed on current and upcoming activities.

For each online discussion, the FSN Forum Team prepares the consolidated proceedings and a comprehensive summary of the main issues emerged. All information can be found on the discussion pages.

Why should I join the FSN Forum?

As FSN Forum Member you can have your say on food security and nutrition issues and actively take part in shaping the way reports and policies are being designed.

After registration you can contribute to the ongoing discussions, receive regular updates via email and contact fellow members directly.

You can also browse past discussions and read their summaries and briefs.

Who are the FSN Forum members?

The FSN Forum members come from all around the world and from a wide range of professional backgrounds. They are all linked by an interest for fighting hunger and for improving food security and nutrition around the globe.


Information resources:

Flyer explaining the benefits of becoming
a FSN Forum Member



FSN Forum publications:

flyerKnowledge Sharing for Improved Food Security and Better Nutrition – Two years of online discussions

This booklet presents the outcomes of 44 selected online discussions held from October 2007 to October 2009.


flyerThe Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition – Online discussions that make a difference

This publication showcases the FSN Forum’s approach, its activities and the impact of the most important online discussions held between 2010 and 2011.