As highlighted in The State of Food Insecurity in the World 2010, food insecurity is significantly worse in countries in protracted crises than in the rest of the developing countries in four key food security indicators: proportion of undernourished, proportion of children stunted, mortality rate of children under five years old, and the Global Hunger Index.
In 2012 the CFS endorsed a two-year consultative process to develop and elaborate an Agenda for Action to address food insecurity in protracted crises through a fully consultative and inclusive process.
The expected outcome is a greater understanding of the multi-dimensional causes of protracted crises, the sharing of more effective analytical tools to assist in identifying root causes and the appropriate combination of political and technical responses to address them. New ways of working in partnership and harmonized action at global, regional, national and local levels will be identified. Improved monitoring of the overall progress made towards reducing the number of countries affected by protracted crises and the prevalence of food insecurity and undernutrition in those countries will also be included.
These e-discussions will explore critical topics linked to how we can more effectively address food insecurity in protracted crises.
Ultimately, these e-discussion will inform and shape the elaboration of an Agenda for Action for Addressing Food Insecurity in Protracted Crises, to be considered by the CFS in 2014.