Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition (FSN Forum)

Food security

Reports and briefs

Impact evaluation of home-grown school feeding programmes

This publication seeks to support practitioners by providing methodological guidelines for conducting rigorous impact assessments of Home Grown School Feeding (HGSF) programmes. It presents an overview of the main technical issues to be addressed depending on the characteristics of the context and...

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Reducing inequalities for food security and nutrition

Reducing inequalities for food security and nutrition - HLPE consultation on the report’s scope

During its 46th  plenary session, the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) adopted its four-year Programme of Work, which includes a request to its High Level Panel of Experts on Food Security and Nutrition (HLPE) to produce a report on “Reducing inequalities for food security and nutrition”, to be presented at the 51st plenary session of the CFS in October 2023. To implement this CFS request, the HLPE is launching an online consultation to seek views and comments on the scope and building blocks of the report.

Webinar: Climate change, peace and food security. A holistic approach for a sustainable future

Disruptive weather patterns and climate change have a direct bearing on global food security, so a better understanding of such complex systems is crucial to fighting hunger and poverty.

During the virtual event "Climate change, peace and food security. A holistic approach for a sustainable future", the 2021 Nobel Laureate in Physics, Giorgio Parisi, will be invited to join the FAO Nobel Laureates Alliance for Food Security and Peace and will deliver a lecture entitled: "Science: the headlight on our future".

Parisi was awarded the Nobel prize for "the discovery of the interplay of disorder and fluctuations in physical systems from atomic to planetary scales".

The event will be opened by the Director-General, with interventions from Luigi Di Maio, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Italy, and Muhammad Yunus, 2006 Nobel Peace Laureate.

The webinar will take place on Wednesday 19 January, 11:00 - 13:00 CET.

Register here.

Consultation
HLPE

Data collection and analysis tools for food security and nutrition - Online consultation on the V0 Draft of the Report proposed by the HLPE Steering Committee and the Project Team

During its 46th Plenary Session, the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) adopted its four-year Programme of Work (MYPoW 2020-2023), which includes a request to the High-Level Panel of Experts on Food Security and Nutrition (HLPE) to produce a report on “Data collection and analysis tools” for food security and nutrition. To implement this CFS request, the HLPE is launching an open e-consultation to seek views and comments on the V0 draft of the report.

FAO flagships

The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2021

In recent years, several major drivers have put the world off track to ending world hunger and malnutrition in all its forms by 2030. The challenges have grown with the COVID-19 pandemic and related containment measures. This report presents the first global assessment of food insecurity and...

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Consultation for the development of the CFS Voluntary Guidelines on Gender Equality and Women’s and Girls’ Empowerment in the Context of Food Security and Nutrition

To guide progress on gender equality and women’s and girls’ empowerment, CFSat its 46th Session in October 2019 decided to develop Voluntary Guidelines on Gender Equality and Women’s and Girls’ Empowerment in the Context of Food Security and Nutrition. CFS now invites all actors involved in addressing food insecurity and malnutrition to provide feedback on the Zero Draft of the Guidelines.

Accessing FAO's knowledge resources

Knowledge is at the core of FAO’s mandate.

Ahead of the Food Systems Summit, join the Publications team to find out more about where to find FAO publications, the different formats available, how you can re-use the material, how to sign up for the latest releases, and more. Each of the five sessions in the series links to one of the Food Systems Summit Action Tracks.

Last on the agenda: Wednesday 22 September at 2 pm (Rome time) – "Knowledge session on Action Area: Build resilience to vulnerabilities, shocks and stress".

This session will focus on resources around emergencies, resilience and responses to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Please register here. More information on FAO resources can be found here

If you missed the previous webinars, check out our resources related to the other Action Areas, including “Ensure access to safe and nutritious food for all”, “Shift to sustainable consumption patterns”, “Boost nature-positive production”, and “Advance equitable livelihoods, decent work, & empowered communities”.

Surveys
HLPE

Local impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on food security and nutrition - A survey by the High Level Panel of Experts on Food Security and Nutrition (HLPE)

The HLPE has recently updated and extended its earlier analyses of the main trends affecting food systems that have resulted from COVID-19 and associated lockdowns. The present survey aims to complete this general analysis by allowing an understanding at finer geographical scales of the consequences of the pandemic for food security and nutrition.

Survey responses: 120

WEBINAR - Public purse under pressure: current challenges and the future of government spending on food and agriculture in sub-Saharan Africa

FAO's Monitoring and Analysing Food and Agricultural Policies (MAFAP) programme will host a special webinar to mark the launch of a new report on public expenditure on food and agriculture in sub-Saharan Africa. The webinar will focus on the main findings of MAFAP economic analyses, revealing top trends and current challenges in expenditure on food and agriculture in 13 sub-Saharan countries, while underscoring the role policy monitoring plays in helping governments to spend wisely for farmers, consumers and food security. Experts will offer their perspectives and policy priorities for the way forward on better public spending on food and agriculture.  

The webinar will take place on 7 May at 11:00 - 12:30 (CET, Rome time)Interpretation in French will be provided. 

Please register here.

Agenda and speakers: 

  • Opening remarks by QU Dongyu, Director-General, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
  • Presentation on report's findings by Marco V. Sánchez, Deputy Director, Agrifood Economics Division (ESA), FAO  
  • Expert panel discussion with: 
    • Yassia Kindo, Secretary General, Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation Development and Mechanization, Burkina Faso
    • Tewodaj Mogues, Senior Economist, IMF* (*Ms. Mogues’ remarks will draw on her analysis carried out in her professional work prior to joining the IMF).
    • Apollos Nwafor, Vice President for Policy and State Capability, AGRA
    • Leonard Mizzi, Head of Sustainable Agri-food Systems and Fisheries, European Commission 
    • Shenggen Fan, Chair Professor at China Agricultural University and CGIAR Board Member 
    • Thule Lenneiye, Coordinator, Agricultural Transformation Office, Kenya
  • Short Q&A session  
  • Closing remarks by Máximo Torero, Chief Economist, FAO
  • And moderated by Bola Mosuro, Journalist, BBC Focus on Africa and Newsday