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.
The issue of food losses and waste has recently been given high visibility. According to FAO, almost one-third of food produced for human consumption—approximately 1.3 billion tonnes per year is either lost or wasted. Recognizing the seriousness of the issue, the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) requested the High Level Panel of Experts (HLPE), to undertake a study on ‘Food losses and waste in the context of sustainable food systems’ to be presented to the Plenary in 2014. As part of its report elaboration process, the HLPE is launching an e-consultation to seek views, public feedback and comments, on the pertinence and interconnections of some key questions that the report proposes to address. ... read more