Welcome to the electronic consultations of the High Level Panel of Experts on Food Security and Nutrition.
Through this site, the HLPE seeks open feedback and contributions at different stages of elaboration of its reports. This entails two consultations per report: one at the scoping stage, and one based on the release of a preliminary, unapproved, draft version of the report (V0 draft). This is done to contribute to the transparency of the elaboration of the HLPE reports and its openness to all forms of knowledge from many actors (knowledge of local implementation, knowledge based on global research and knowledge of “best practice”) that draw on both local and global sources.
In November 2012, the UN Committee on World Food Security (CFS) requested the High Level Panel of Experts on Food Security and Nutrition (HLPE) to conduct a study on The Role of Sustainable Fisheries and Aquaculture for food security and nutrition. Taking into account the results of the scoping consultation, the HLPE intends to assess the importance and relevance of Fisheries and Aquaculture for Food Security and nutrition as well as the current challenges faced by Fisheries and Aquaculture in relation to Food Security, pointing out changes going on, including overexploitation of fish stocks and the boom of aquaculture, in order to better understand these changes and to maximize the positive effects of them.