51st Session of the Committee on World Food Security
The 51st Session of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) was held from 23 to 27 October 2023 and adjourned. It was titled "Making a Difference in Food Security and Nutrition". During its 51st Session, the CFS is set to endorse the following three documents: the Voluntary Guidelines on Gender Equality and Women’s and Girls’ Empowerment in the Context of Food Security and Nutrition; Policy Recommendations on Strengthening Collection and Use of Food Security and Nutrition (FSN) Data and Related Analysis Tools to Improve Decision-Making in Support of the Progressive Realization of the Right to Adequate Food in the Context of National Food Security; and the Multi-Year Programme of Work (MYPoW) 2024-2027. Additionally, the Plenary will include two stocktaking sessions: a presentation on the progress of the follow-up to the Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2) as well as a monitoring event on the Policy Recommendations on Price Volatility and Food Security; and on Social Protection for Food Security and Nutrition.
Urbanization, agrifood systems transformation and healthy diets across the rural–urban continuum This report provides an update on global progress towards the targets of ending hunger (SDG Target 2.1) and all forms of malnutrition (SDG Target 2.2) and estimates on the number of people who are unable...
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.
The report "Reducing inequalities for food security and nutrition" has been produced by the HLPE-FSN at the request from the CFS to analyse quantitative and qualitative evidence regarding how inequalities within food systems impede opportunities to overcome food insecurity and malnutrition. The...
Best practices in addressing the major drivers of food security and nutrition to transform food systems
Background paper for The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2021 The findings in this brief have been adapted from the FAO report The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2021. Transforming food systems for food security, improved nutrition and affordable healthy diets...
Launch of the HLPE-FSN Report #18: Reducing inequalities for food security and nutrition
15 June 2023 | 14.00 CEST | The High Level Panel of Experts on Food Security and Nutrition (HLPE-FSN) is pleased to announce that the hybrid event for the launch of its 18th report on “Reducing inequalities for food security and nutrition” will take place at the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)'s headquarters upon the registration for in-person and online participation.
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.
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.
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.
Reducing inequalities for food security and nutrition – HLPE-FSN consultation on the V0 draft of the report
To respond to the CFS request and as part of the report development process, the HLPE-FSN conducts an e-consultation to seek inputs, suggestions, and comments on the V0-draft of the report “Reducing inequalities for food security and nutrition”.