Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition (FSN Forum)

About the FSN Forum

The FAO Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition (FSN Forum) is a neutral platform for multistakeholder dialogue facilitated by the Agrifood Economics Division (ESA). It engages a wide range of individuals and institutions, fostering awareness, knowledge sharing, debate and mutual learning on a wide range of issues that affect food security and nutrition, and food systems.

Since 2007, the FSN Forum embodies FAO’s role of knowledge broker. The Forum plays an important role in creating synergies among its members and partners, ensuring greater transparency and inclusiveness in policy and decision-making processes aimed at the eradication of hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition.

What the FSN Forum offers

  • The FSN Forum offers a public, multilingual platform that brings together individuals and institutions from all walks of life around the globe.  
  • The Forum and its members share technical information, research, policy advice and practice-based experiences, stimulating mutual learning, critical thinking and awareness on food security and nutrition issues.
  • Members contribute their knowledge and expertise to policy and strategy development through online consultations, calls for submissions, surveyswebinars and workshops, in which they discuss policy issues and technical aspects.
  • Partners open policy processes to engage with stakeholders in policy dialogue at the global, regional and country level, thus improving their coherence, transparency, credibility and legitimacy. 
  • The Forum informs programmes and projects and enhances cross-sectoral exchange, helping to improve the effectiveness and inclusiveness of development processes.

The FSN Forum community

The FSN Forum engages more than 25 000 stakeholders from 190 countries and territories who work for the public sector, research and education institutions, civil society organizations, the private sector and international and development initiatives.

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