Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition (FSN Forum)

Thank you to all the participants who contributed to the online consultation on the “Guidance on strengthening national science-policy interfaces (SPIs) for agrifood systems – Draft report”.

We received 46 thoughtful reflections from 25 countries, diverse intergovernmental, public and private organizations working in different fields of expertise, academia, civil society and other institutions. Your valuable insights will help the FAO Chief Scientist Office to further refine and finalize the guidance, addressing the challenges faced by the individuals and institutions that produce and use evidence as well as the intermediaries who broker evidence in Member States and in partner organizations. 

We truly appreciate the time and effort that you put into submitting your comments and sharing your views and experiences. Your participation and your contributions are fundamental to ensuring legitimacy, scientific quality, and the incorporation of diverse forms of knowledge and expertise in the guidance document. The guidance document is intended to be a tool to facilitate reflection about advancing an SPI, its possible scope and mandate, and launch a learning process around SPIs. It could be considered at the country level in a process to strengthen existing, or establish new, agrifood system SPIs. The guidance is envisioned to be a living document and improved (through further iterations of the guidance) by learning from such experiences.

Best regards,

Dr Preet Lidder, Technical Adviser in the Chief Scientist Office

Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO)