Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition (FSN Forum)

Food systems

Call for submissions
Governance

How can FAO better support countries in addressing governance of agrifood systems transformation to make them more sustainable, inclusive and resilient?

This call for submissions is being organized jointly by the Governance and Policy Support Unit, the Agrifood Systems and Food Safety Division, the Development Law Service, and the Office of SDGs of FAO to engage various stakeholders and gather examples of governance-related measures and interventions with transformative impact for agrifood systems. The results emerging from this call will contribute to informing FAO’s work with governments and other stakeholders related to policy, law, and governance for more inclusive, resilient, and sustainable agrifood systems.

Consultation
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.

Call for submissions
SOFA2023

How can the hidden costs and benefits of agrifood systems be effectively incorporated into decision-making for transformation?

The 2023 edition of FAO’s flagship publication “The State of Food and Agriculture 2023”  (SOFA 2023) has the theme “Revealing the true cost of food to transform agrifood systems”. The report presents the results of national-level true cost accounting (TCA) assessments for 154 countries. The SOFA 2024 will showcase the flexibility of TCA in its application to different scopes, from an entire agrifood system down to a single product. The aim of this call is to collect relevant inputs, key messages, and country level case studies to contribute to the writing process of SOFA 2024 (to be published in November 2024). 

FAO flagships
SOFA2023

The State of Food and Agriculture 2023

Revealing the true cost of food to transform agrifood systems The State of Food and Agriculture 2023 looks into the true cost of food for sustainable agrifood systems. The report introduces the concept of hidden environmental, health and social costs and benefits of agrifood systems and proposes an...

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Reports and briefs
Policy brief

Revealing the hidden costs of agrifood systems to enhance their value

Background document to the FAO flagship The State of Food and Agriculture 2023 . Agrifood systems are invaluable to society. However, they also contribute to climate change and natural resource degradation while failing to provide healthy diets to all. Many of these impacts are not included in...

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FAO flagships
SOFI2023

The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2023

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...

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Policy documents
HLPE-FSN Report

Reducing inequalities for food security and nutrition

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...

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Call for submissions
VCoC

Towards the development of a Voluntary Code of Conduct on the sustainable use of plastics in agriculture

In the context of the development of the Voluntary Code of Conduct (VCoC) on the sustainable use of plastics in agriculture, FAO's Office of Climate Change, Biodiversity and Environment is carrying out inclusive and geographically representative consultations with a wide range of stakeholders. This Call for submissions has been envisioned as a key component of the consultation process to allow a wide range of participants around a globe and across sectors to contribute their inputs towards the development of the VCoC.