Committee on World Food Security

Making a difference in food security and nutrition

About CFS

The Committee on World Food Security (CFS) was established in 1974 and reformed in 2009 as the foremost inclusive international and intergovernmental platform for all stakeholders to work together to ensure food security and nutrition for all.

Using a multi-stakeholder, inclusive approach, CFS develops and endorses policy recommendations and guidance on a wide range of food security and nutrition topics.  These are developed starting from scientific and evidence-based reports produced by the High-Level Panel of Experts on Food Security and Nutrition (HLPE) and/or through work supported technically by The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), World Food Programme (WFP) and representatives of the CFS Advisory Group.

CFS holds an annual Plenary session every October in FAO, Rome.

New Policy Products

Voluntary Guidelines on Food Systems and Nutrition

Policy Recommendations on agroecological and other innovative approaches

Programme of Work

CFS adopted an ambitious strategic Programme of Work for 2020–2023. Find out more here


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Gender regional consultations

CFS will hold six regional consultations between September and November 2021. These will contribute to the preparation of the Voluntary Guidelines on Gender Equality and Women’s and Girls’ Empowerment in the Context of Food Security and Nutrition, in anticipation of a final draft being presented for consideration by the CFS Plenary at its 50th Session in October 2022.

Key Resources

New Database of CFS Policy Products

Developed by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), the database provides easy access to CFS products such as voluntary guidelines, policy recommendations, and principles to drive the global effort towards food security and nutrition for all.

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