Coherent Food Security Responses: Incorporating Right to Food into Global and Regional Food Security Initiatives
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Global level

Global governance of food security refers to a mechanism that facilitates debate, convergence of views and coordination of actions to improve food security at global but also at regional and national levels. The Committee on World Food Security (CFS) is at the core of the global food security governance and constitutes the foremost inclusive international and intergovernmental platform for a broad range of committed stakeholders to work together in a coordinated manner and in support of country-led processes towards the elimination of hunger and ensuring food security and nutrition for all human beings.

Two elements are fundamental in order to make substantial and rapid progress towards global food security: coherence and convergence among policies and programmes of countries, donors and other stakeholders when addressing the underlying causes of hunger and, the recognition of the human rights dimensions of food security.

The project prepared and provided CFS members and its global platform with analytical studies that synthesize insights from the integration of right to food principles and good governance practices in food security policies at regional and national levels.

It also facilitated the discussions and global consultations through the Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition (FSN Forum) on key food security and nutrition issues.