Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition (FSN Forum)

Measurement and assessment

Summaries of consultations

Core food and agricultural indicators for measuring the private sector’s contribution to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals

This document summarizes the online consultation “Core food and agricultural indicators for measuring the private sector’s contribution to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals” held on the FAO Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition (FSN Forum) from 24 March to 26 May 2021. The...

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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Consultation
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.

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.

Webinar: The role of evaluation for climate action

Building on the outcomes of the recent UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26), this webinar aims to facilitate a dialogue on the role that evaluation can play for learning and bringing solutions towards the goals of the Paris Agreement.

Bringing together evaluators and development practitioners, the webinar will offer a platform to exchange on the shifts that evaluation practices must undertake to help tackle the climate crisis, while also shedding light on initiatives that trigger transformation at all levels of society, with a focus on development cooperation and humanitarian assistance in agriculture and food security.

Following a key note presentation, participants will be invited to join and discuss in parallel sessions where a short presentation will be followed by facilitated discussions. The expected outcome is a collective reflection on the actions and ways forward for advancing the role of evaluation in support to learning and transformation for climate change action.

The webinar will take place on Thursday, December 9, 2021 and starts at 2:00 PM (Rome time).

Find more information end register here.

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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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

Virtual Plenary of the Global Forest Observations Initiative (GFOI)

The Global Forest Observations Initiative (GFOI) invites you to attend the GFOI Plenary 2021, which will take place online from 7 to 9 September 2021, from 14:00 to 16:30 CEST each day.

This is a collaborative event organised by the GFOI Office, hosted by FAO, on behalf of GFOI's Lead partners in the Governments of Australia, Germany, Norway, the United Kingdom and the United States of America, as well as the international organizations participating in the Committee on Earth Observation Satellites (CEOS), the European Space Agency (ESA), the FAO and the World Bank.

GFOI is a voluntary partnership, which aims to coordinate international support in forest monitoring. Through collaborative action, GFOI supports tropical countries to develop National Forest Monitoring Systems (NFMS) and associated emissions Measurement, Reporting and Verification (MRV) procedures.

The annual GFOI Plenary is the biggest event on the GFOI's calendar. It brings together the global community of practitioners who support tropical countries in forest monitoring MRV. The Plenary aims to share information and ideas, review progress and identify new opportunities for helping countries to improve their forest monitoring capabilities to enable better forest management and ultimately the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.

Starting on day one the GFOI community will share their reflections from the past and what has learned from forest monitoring and MRV implementation over the past decade or more. On day two, we will then turn our minds to the present and the work of GFOI’s four components before concluding on day three with a look to the future and how the GFOI community can best support countries to meet their ongoing and emerging forest monitoring and MRV needs.

The event will include live interpretation for English, French and Spanish speakers.

Please register here.

Call for submissions
Calls for submissions

What are your experiences in the use and application of the CFS Principles for Responsible Investment in Agriculture and Food Systems (CFS-RAI) for improving food security and nutrition?

A global thematic event (GTE) will be organized during the October 2022 Plenary Session of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) to share experiences and good practices in the use and application of the CFS Principles for Responsible Investment in Agriculture and Food Systems (CFS-RAI) endorsed in 2014. The CFS invites stakeholders to share their experiences and good practices in applying the CFS-RAI by 15 April 2022 to inform the GTE.

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