The Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition (FSN Forum) celebrates 10 years


The Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition (FSN Forum) celebrates 10 years

The Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition (FSN Forum) was launched in 2007 as a dialogue platform that cuts across borders and disciplines in support of a world free of food insecurity and malnutrition. On the 10th of October 2017, at the FAO headquarters, the FSN Forum team held a luncheon to celebrate the 10 year of existence.

Today the FSN Forum stands as one of the most inclusive, multilingual platform that hosts discussions related to food security and nutrition issues. The FSN approach to online discussions have attracted a wider range of stakeholders and members from the civic society, academia, research institutions, governments, non-governmental organizations and private entities.

Quick facts about the FSN Forum

  • Has more than 10,000 members who come from 190 countries
  • All continents represented
  • A broad spectrum of topics have been addressed. The subjects include agriculture, fisheries, forestry, climate change, smallholders, food value chains, resilience, rural-urban dynamics, poverty, gender equality, and youth employment.
  • Forum tools – the forum uses the following tools, Online discussions ; Online consultations; Webinars; Workshops; Surveys; Call for good practices, case studies and reports
  • 6 languages supported

The Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition: Advancing knowledge Supporting policy-making and Impacting lives

At the 10th anniversary celebration, the above titled report was launched. The abstract of the report states that, "this new publication presents the work of the FSN Forum, offering an overview of how Forum activities and its vast network of participants around the world help FAO to tackle the root causes of poverty and hunger and support countries, organizations and communities in their efforts to improve lives".

Read more: http://www.fao.org/3/a-i7871e.pdf

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