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Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition (FSN Forum)


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. 

Eggs: harnessing their power for the fight against hunger and malnutrition

Eggs: harnessing their power for the fight against hunger and malnutrition

In this discussion, organized jointly with the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN), we are looking at the role that eggs can play in effectively tackling malnutrition.

What are the best production mechanisms? How can egg consumption be encouraged in a sustainable way? How to balance the interests of better nutrition with concerns about smallholder livelihoods?

Africa - Youth Employment in Agriculture

Youth Employment in Agriculture as a Solid Solution to ending Hunger and Poverty in Africa

As part of the preparations for the conference "Youth Employment in Agriculture as a Solid Solution to ending Hunger and Poverty in Africa: Engaging through Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) and Entrepreneurship", this online consultation is being held to collect broad views around the major thematic areas and provide an opportunity to youth engaged in agriculture and rural development across Africa to share experiences, successes stories, lessons learned, and good practices of youth led entrepreneurship and digital innovations in agriculture.


What story can Small Island Developing States (SIDS) tell on addressing the relationship between poverty and climate change?

The Small Island Developing States (SIDS)  share unique and particular vulnerabilities, resulting in a complex set of environmental, food security and nutrition challenges. Learning from SIDS on how they cope with climate change related impacts in these respects, could be instrumental to not only other Small States but also to the rest of the world. The results gathered here will feed into an ongoing work to support countries to address the interrelation between poverty and climate change in coastal areas, coastal communities and SIDS.

Africa - water use

Addressing water scarcity in agriculture: how can indigenous or traditional practices help?

The world’s population is growing and with it the need to produce more food. This challenge exacerbates water scarcity, which is further compounded by a changing climate. To cope with the challenge, could indigenous or traditional practices support climate change adaptation efforts on reducing water scarcity in agriculture?

Natural resources

Mainstreaming biodiversity in agriculture, fisheries and forestry for improved food security and better nutrition

Biodiversity and ecosystem services are essential in supporting agriculture in multiples ways and at all levels. These interlinkages are increasingly seen as key for livelihoods, welfare, production and development.

This online consultation will contribute to define further the objectives and partnerships of FAO's Biodiversity Mainstreaming Platform and to advance the development of its work programme.


Eradicating extreme poverty: what is the role of agriculture?

With this online discussion, we would like to invite you to reflect on the nexus between extreme poverty and food insecurity.
While there is little doubt that hunger and poverty are closely linked, policies and interventions addressing hunger and extreme poverty are often sector-specific and look at either of the two problems.


HLPE consultation on the V0 draft of the Report: Multi-stakeholder Partnerships (MSPs) to Finance and Improve Food Security and Nutrition in the Framework of the 2030 Agenda

During its 43rd Plenary Session (17-21 October 2016), the CFS requested the HLPE to produce a report on “Multistakeholder Partnerships to Finance and Improve Food Security and Nutrition in the Framework of the 2030 Agenda” to be presented at CFS45 Plenary session in October 2018.

As part of the process of elaboration of its reports, the HLPE is organizing a consultation to seek inputs, suggestions, and comments on the present V0 draft. This open e-consultation will be used by the HLPE to further elaborate the report, which will then be submitted to external expert peer-reviewers, before finalization and approval by the HLPE Steering Committee.

ESA-RU project

Promoting sustainable food systems for healthy diets in Europe and Central Asia: the key role of school food and nutrition programmes

We invite you to express your views and recommendations on national school food and nutrition programmes (SFNP), how to make them more inclusive, better integrated into food systems and supporting healthy diets and lifestyles from an early age. The outputs of this online consultation will help to better advocate sustainable healthy food systems by promoting multicomponent approaches to school food and nutrition programmes based on relevant national policy and legislation frameworks.