Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition • FSN Forum

The FSN Forum. A partner at global, regional and national level

The FAO Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition (FSN Forum), launched in 2007 and managed by the Agricultural Development Economics Division of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), is based on the rationale that food security and nutrition issues benefit from being discussed and leveraged by a large community of people.

The FSN Forum embodies FAO’s role of a neutral knowledge broker by engaging Forum members, partners and stakeholders in policy dialogue and knowledge-sharing, thus contributing to the eradication of hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition at the global, regional and country levels.

By offering facilitated online discussions and building communities of experts for thematic and regional consultation processes, the FSN Forum plays an important role in creating synergies, ensuring greater transparency of policy processes and encouraging multi-stakeholder dialogue on food security and nutrition.

To maximize its impact at global, regional and country level, the FSN Forum collaborates with major global food security and nutrition initiatives and also facilitates online platforms targeted at specific geographic areas, in particular:

FSN Forum in Europe and Central Asia

FSN Forum in Africa


What the FSN Forum does

  • Introduces a new way in which FAO provides policy support on food security and nutrition issues at global, regional and national level.
  • Facilitates open online discussions and technical consultations on food security and nutrition that inform policy and decision-making processes, research, education and technical meetings.
  • Provides a channel for stakeholders to discuss priority topics and take part in the definition of food security policies and projects.
  • Increases awareness, enhances knowledge-sharing and advances learning processes on food security and nutrition.
  • Develops and facilitates communities of experts.
  • Supports stakeholders mapping, needs assessment and the evaluation of programmes and projects, organizing online surveys and stakeholder analysis.
  • Strengthens capacities through webinars and face-to-face workshops.

Benefits of being an FSN Forum member

FSN Forum members benefit from exchanging experiences with practitioners worldwide via a collective debate and by getting informed on the latest priorities in the global and regional food security and nutrition agenda.

Our members work in governments, state organisations, research and education institutions, civil society organisations, the private sector as well as for international and regional initiatives.

In particular, as a member of the FSN Forum you can:

  • Contribute to the ongoing discussions and share knowledge and experience on the most pressing topics.
  • Receive regular updates via email and contact fellow members directly.
  • Participate in the FSN Forum’s survey, webinars and workshops.
  • Engage in the global, regional and national policy processes and keep up-to-date with the latest initiatives.
  • Help identify priority issues at national and regional level.
  • Learn from other experts and find professional advice.
  • Network with other food security and nutrition practitioners and be part of a global community.
  • Find and share relevant food security and nutrition resources and news.