The Committee on World Food Security (CFS) is the foremost inclusive international and intergovernmental platform for all stakeholders to work together to ensure food security and nutrition for all. The Committee reports to the UN General Assembly through the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and to FAO Conference.
Using a multi-stakeholder, inclusive approach, CFS develops and endorses policy recommendations and guidance on a wide range of food security and nutrition topics. These are developed starting from scientific and evidence-based reports produced by the High Level Panel of Experts on Food Security and Nutrition (HLPE) and/or through work supported technically by The Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO), The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), World Food Programme (WFP) and representatives of the CFS Advisory Group. CFS holds an annual Plenary session every October in FAO, Rome.
Find out more about CFS and how it works on the dedicated pages of the FAO website.
CFS and GFAR are joining forces to extend the online outreach for 44th session. GFAR has built an active onsite social media team from among the Partners in GFAR who are looking to get social media skills, but also are eager to learn about the issues discussed at CFS and in GFAR and take ownership of the opportunity to attend CFS. Two days of classroom social media training will be followed by five days of live reporting from the CFS44 event. Watch the GFAR Blog during the CFS week for blog posts written by the social reporters.