Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition (FSN Forum)

Calls for submissions

Calls for submissions are open invitations for well-structured feedback. Participants are asked to complete a template form that provides guidance for the preparation of the contribution. Calls for submissions allow participants to share their experiences, best practices and recommendations on a specific theme and to learn from others, while they also enable facilitators to analyse case studies in a well-documented and comprehensive manner. Participants’ input feeds into stocktaking and monitoring and evaluation exercises undertaken by FAO or external partners, providing them with valuable information and insight for further action. Calls for submissions usually remain online for several months to allow participants to share complete and insightful contributions. The submissions are compiled in a proceedings document, and the most interesting cases are included in technical reports.

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SOFA2023

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). 

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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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VCoC

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.

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SIF 2023

Case studies of agrifood system technologies and innovations for climate action: Call for proposals for the FAO Science and Innovation Forum 2023

The FAO Chief Scientist Office invites stakeholders to share illustrative country level case studies of agrifood system technologies and innovations for climate action. This call is in the context of the upcoming FAO Science and Innovation Forum 2023 under the umbrella of the global World Food Forum. Following a review and selection of the submissions, the most impactful, innovative and relevant case studies will be showcased at SIF 2023 and participants will be invited to present them in October 2023.

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CFS Policy Recommendations

Use and application of CFS policy recommendations on price volatility and food security, and social protection for food security and nutrition

The Committee on World Food Security (CFS) has consistently encouraged stakeholders to voluntarily share their experiences and good practices in applying CFS policy products through reporting individual (direct) experiences by one group of stakeholders or through reporting the results of multi-stakeholder consultations or events (organized to discuss experiences) by several groups of stakeholders. 

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Calls for submissions

What are your experiences in the use and application of the CFS Principles for Responsible Investment in Agriculture and Food Systems (CFS-RAI) for improving food security and nutrition?

A global thematic event (GTE) will be organized during the October 2022 Plenary Session of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) to share experiences and good practices in the use and application of the CFS Principles for Responsible Investment in Agriculture and Food Systems (CFS-RAI) endorsed in 2014. The CFS invites stakeholders to share their experiences and good practices in applying the CFS-RAI by 15 April 2022 to inform the GTE.

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CFS-Call for submissions

Call for experiences in the use and application of two sets of CFS policy recommendations on climate change and water in the context of food security and nutrition

A monitoring event is planned to be organized during the October 2021 Plenary Session of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) to share experiences and good practices in the use and application of two sets of policy recommendations: "Food Security and Climate Change" and "Water for Food Security and Nutrition". The CFS invites stakeholders to provide input on their experiences in using and applying any of these policy recommendations.