Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition (FSN Forum)

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From Foresight to Field: Exploring regional and multistakeholder perspectives to implement a foresight on emerging technologies and innovations in agrifood systems

This call is organized by the FAO’s Office of Innovation in the context of engaging various stakeholders to deepen an understanding of the potential pathways of the agrifood system transformation at regional level. The submission findings will contribute to the full foresight report, based on the synthesis report “Harvesting change: Harnessing emerging technologies and innovations for agrifood system transformation”, that will be featured during FAO’s multistakeholder workshop "FutureFood-I Lab in action: Cultivating Innovation for Agrifood Systems’ Transformation" (June 2024, Italy).

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Guidance SPIs

Guidance on strengthening national science-policy interfaces for agrifood systems – Draft report

This e-consultation is organized by the FAO Chief Scientist Office. Aligned with the Science and Innovation Strategy, the FAO Chief Scientist Office has developed guidance for strengthening science-policy interfaces (SPIs) for agrifood systems at the national level. This document is meant to provide guidance to the individuals who produce and use evidence as well as the intermediaries who broker evidence in Member States and in partner organizations. It is targeted to SPIs that are focused on the transformation of agrifood systems (or some particular component of them) to contribute to the achievement of the SDGs, with a focus on the needs of low- and middle-income countries. The contributions and the results of this consultation will be used by the Chief Scientist Office to further elaborate and refine the draft guidance. 

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How can FAO better support countries in addressing governance of agrifood systems transformation to make them more sustainable, inclusive and resilient?

This call for submissions is being organized jointly by the Governance and Policy Support Unit, the Agrifood Systems and Food Safety Division, the Development Law Service, and the Office of SDGs of FAO to engage various stakeholders and gather examples of governance-related measures and interventions with transformative impact for agrifood systems. The results emerging from this call will contribute to informing FAO’s work with governments and other stakeholders related to policy, law, and governance for more inclusive, resilient, and sustainable agrifood systems.

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Road Map

Call for experiences, best practices and scalable solutions for the integration of biodiversity into agriculture

This call was organized for the FAO’s Office of Climate Change, Biodiversity and Environment in the context of the International Symposium "Agriculture, Biodiversity and Food Security: From Commitments to Actions", to be held in Canada, from 30 April to 2 May 2024. Through this call, the steering committee of the Symposium and its co-chairs invited stakeholders to submit contributions on experiences and best practices, and concrete, scalable solutions concerning biodiversity and agriculture, in order to inform the Symposium and facilitate the development of recommendations.

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How can the hidden costs and benefits of agrifood systems be effectively incorporated into decision-making for transformation?

The 2023 edition of FAO’s flagship publication “The State of Food and Agriculture 2023”  (SOFA 2023) has the theme “Revealing the true cost of food to transform agrifood systems”. The report presents the results of national-level true cost accounting (TCA) assessments for 154 countries. The SOFA 2024 will showcase the flexibility of TCA in its application to different scopes, from an entire agrifood system down to a single product. The aim of this call is to collect relevant inputs, key messages, and country level case studies to contribute to the writing process of SOFA 2024 (to be published in November 2024). 


Strengthening urban and peri-urban food systems to achieve food security and nutrition in the context of urbanization and rural transformation – V0 draft of the HLPE-FSN report #19

The e-consultation was organized in the context of the further development of the V0 draft report of the High Level Panel of Experts on Food Security and Nutrition (HLPE-FSN) of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS), which then be submitted to peer review, before finalization and approval by the HLPE-FSN drafting team and the Steering Committee. The final report will be presented at CFS 52nd plenary session in October 2024 and provide recommendations to the CFS workstream.

NAS consultation

Voluntary guidance tool for the sustainable enhancement of small-scale livestock productivity – Need, scope, nature, and development process

Based on the findings of the Global Survey, a FAO task force drafted the potential objectives, scope and nature, and process for the development of a dedicated voluntary guidance tool for the sustainable enhancement of small-scale livestock productivity. The outputs of this online consultation will contribute to the inclusive multistakeholder consultation process, requested by the COAG Sub-Committee on Livestock.

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Right to Food Guidelines

20th anniversary of the Right to Food Guidelines - Call for inputs on the realization of the Human Right to Adequate Food

2024 marks the 20th anniversary of the adoption of the Voluntary Guidelines to Support the Progressive Realization of the Right to Adequate Food in the Context of National Food Security. This Call for submissions is a joint event of the FAO Right to Food Team and the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) and will help inform on efforts made to realize the right to adequate food at local, national, regional or global level, and provide an important stock taking opportunity for countries and their people.

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SSF Guidelines

10th anniversary of the Voluntary Guidelines for Securing Sustainable Small-Scale Fisheries in the Context of Food Security and Poverty Eradication (SSF Guidelines)

2024 marks the 10th anniversary of the endorsement of the Voluntary Guidelines for Securing Sustainable Small-Scale Fisheries in the Context of Food Security and Poverty Eradication (SSF Guidelines). This call is an important stock taking opportunity for all and the results are expected to further inform FAO, governments, SSF organizations, NGOs development partners, CSOs, research and other partners initiatives to implement the SSF Guidelines at national, regional or global level.

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Towards the development of a Voluntary Code of Conduct on the sustainable use of plastics in agriculture

In the context of the development of the Voluntary Code of Conduct (VCoC) on the sustainable use of plastics in agriculture, FAO's Office of Climate Change, Biodiversity and Environment is carrying out inclusive and geographically representative consultations with a wide range of stakeholders. This Call for submissions has been envisioned as a key component of the consultation process to allow a wide range of participants around a globe and across sectors to contribute their inputs towards the development of the VCoC.


How can FAO and Civil Society Organizations engage better?

The current FAO Strategic Framework 2022-31 calls for transformative partnerships to contribute to achieving the SDGs and the 2030 Agenda’s aspiration of “Leaving No One Behind” and thus exploring a more strategic engagement with CSOs, capitalizing on the breadth and diversity of expertise and characteristics of CSOs. This online consultation aims to identify and understand the opportunities and challenges for better and more transformative engagement between FAO and with CSOs.