Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition (FSN Forum)

Consultations

Consultations, moderated by the FSN Forum with thematic facilitators, aim to capture the widest possible audience and provide a public platform for transparent and open sharing of ideas and information. They are launched to gather input for policy processes but can also be organized to collect feedback to help facilitators validate and support their technical work. Consultations usually take place over three to six weeks and are complemented with background materials that inform the exchange. For each consultation, a proceedings document containing all contributions received is made available on the Forum website. Forum members receive regular updates on the latest comments and feedback from the facilitator(s). The FSN Forum team then prepares an impartial, analytical summary of all contributions received. The results of the consultations generally feed into policy documents, such as CFS Voluntary Guidelines and global and regional policy frameworks related to the SDGs. 

Consultation
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and the results of this consultation will be used by the Chief Scientist Office to further elaborate and refine the draft guidance. 

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HLPE-FSN Report

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.

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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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CSOs

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.

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urban and peri-urban food systems

Strengthening urban and peri-urban food systems to achieve food security and nutrition in the context of urbanization and rural transformation

The High Level Panel of Experts on Food Security and Nutrition (HLPE-FSN) produces the report “Strengthening urban and peri-urban food systems to achieve food security and nutrition in the context of urbanization and rural transformation”, at the request of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS). The HLPE-FSN report will be presented at the 52nd plenary session of the CFS in October 2024. With this e-consultation, the HLPE-FSN is seeking your feedback on the proposed scope of this report.

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Food System Integrated Program

New Food System Integrated Program to support the transformation of food systems into nature-positive, resilient, and pollution free system

FAO and IFAD are developing a global Food Systems Integrated Program to support selected nations to catalyze the transformation to sustainable food systems that are nature-positive, resilient, and pollution-reduced. This Program will be funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF), and co-financed by countries, GEF agencies and other partners. The online consultation invites stakeholders to contribute to the Theory of Change and the Draft Results Framework for the Program, and to share their experiences on the relevant issues.

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Science and Innovation

What are the barriers and opportunities for scientists and other knowledge holders to contribute to informing policy for more efficient, inclusive, resilient and sustainable agrifood systems?

This consultation is requested by the FAO Chief Scientist Office and aims to further identify and understand the barriers and opportunities for scientists and other knowledge holdersThe results will inform work on the development of guidance for strengthening science-policy interfaces as well as science- and evidence-based policy processes for agrifood systems, helping to ensure that effective policy decisions are made based upon sufficient, relevant and credible science and evidence.

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FRA2025

Online Expert Consultation on “Global Forest Resources Assessment: Towards FRA2025”

The Global Forest Resources Assessment programme (FRA) of FAO is a continuously improving process; each assessment is an upgrade of the former one as the information needs change, new and better data become available and new methods and technologies can be applied. FRA has received technical guidance and support from international specialists through expert consultations organized by FAO, with the support of the Government of Finland, at regular intervals over the last three decades. This online expert consultation is of paramount importance for providing relevant input and guidance for the next FRA2025.