Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition (FSN Forum)

Member profile

Dr. Paola Termine

Organization: CFS/HLPE-FSN
Country: Italy
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The High Level Panel of Experts on Food Security and Nutrition (HLPE-FSN).

Paola Termine is Programme Officer for the HLPE, and was also Adjunct Professor of the global food economy in the Master programme of Food Studies at the American University of Rome. She has 20 years of professional experience at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and at the International Labour Organization (ILO). From 2010- 2014 she served as the Secretary of the International Partnership for Cooperation on Child Labor in Agriculture. 

She is an economist with keen interest and expertise in decent work and food systems. She has wide experience in policy and strategy development, project formulation, capacity building, research and technical assistance at the nexus of social and agricultural policies. 

Paola Termine holds a PhD in Agricultural Economics and Policy, Università degli Studi di Siena, Italy; MPhil in Development Studies, Institute of Development Studies (IDS) Sussex University, UK; MA in Economics, Università degli Studi di Bologna, Italy. She is a native Italian speaker but is also fluent in English, French and Spanish.

This member contributed to:

    • Dear contributors, 

      We take this opportunity to sincerely thank all those who have contributed to the consultation on the scope of the upcoming CFS HLPE-FSN report “Strengthening urban and peri-urban food systems to achieve food security and nutrition in the context of urbanization and rural transformation”. 

      We received 96 insightful and sharp contributions from 42 countries, diverse public and private organizations working in different fields of expertise, academia, civil society and other institutions. These inputs will allow the HLPE-FSN to address the critical issues facing both policymakers and practitioners working on urban and peri-urban food systems. 

      Given the social and economic significance of food systems in urban and peri-urban areas, addressing the challenges of urbanization and rural transformation is fundamental for food security and nutrition. We truly appreciate the time and effort you devoted to provide your comments, especially because your valuable insights are fundamental to ensuring legitimacy, scientific quality, and the incorporation of diverse forms of knowledge and expertise in the HLPE-FSN reports and recommendations. 

      The scope you kindly contributed to will be used for the development of the report “Strengthening urban and peri-urban food systems to achieve food security and nutrition in the context of urbanization and rural transformation” that will be presented at the 52nd plenary session of the CFS in October 2024, and which will mark the start of the policy convergence process on this theme.

      Paola Termine, HLPE-FSN Programme Officer, co-facilitator of this e-consultation