Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition • FSN Forum

Discussions and consultations

In this section you can find the complete list of online discussions and consultations held on the FSN Forum until now.

Here you can participate in the ongoing exchanges and find information such as summaries, proceedings and resources of all previously held discussions and consultations.


Ongoing Discussion
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Rural women: striving for gender transformative impacts

This online discussion invites you to reflect on the current understanding of gender dynamics of rural livelihoods and share information, views and experiences in preparation for the 62nd Commission on the Status of Women. The main objective is to highlight critical gaps and priority areas for action on how to accelerate gender transformative impacts for rural women.


What role can agricultural extension and advisory services play in realizing gender equality and improved nutrition?

This discussion invites you to reflect on the role that agricultural extension and advisory services (AEAS) can play in contributing to reducing gender inequities and improving nutrition. The results  will inform the work of the Nutrition Working Group of the Global Forum for Rural Advisory Services (GFRAS) and interested Forum participants will be invited to be part of the broad community of this newly-formed group.


Online consultation on the development of a Global Core Set (GCS) of forest-related indicators

Forests play a vital role in food security and nutrition, providing food and livelihoods to many of the poorest people on earth as well as environmental services that are crucial for agricultural production. For this reason, the Collaborative Partnership on Forests (CPF) is partnering with the FSN Forum to host an online consultation on the development of a global core set of forest-related indicators.


Using information technology in the agriculture of APEC economies and beyond – The potential of Wisdom Agriculture for poverty reduction and improved food security.

Wisdom Agriculture, as it is known in China, is the holistic application of information and communications technology (ICT) to agriculture. The use of ICTs carries huge potential for making farmers produce more and better food all while making them better off economically and improving food security and nutrition. What are the specific challenges and bottlenecks for the full realization of this?