In today’s world of plenty, one in nine people are hungry and unable to lead healthy, active and productive lives. Millions rely on humanitarian assistance just so that they can meet their daily food requirements.
Conflict, climate shocks and economic volatility – hunger’s main drivers – not only erode people’s livelihoods but also hinder the future development of countries.
Effective policies, projects and programmes can reverse these trends, and data is at the core. When decision-makers, leaders and governments have access to timely, accurate and reliable food security and nutrition information, they can better shape national policies and programmes aimed at tackling hunger and malnutrition and reducing poverty.
Data cannot feed people, but it can positively impact food security and nutritional outlook for generations to come.
"A global effort to strengthen information systems for food and nutrition security"
FSIN facilitates the Global Network Against Food Crises's first pillar which is centered on better understanding global food crises.
As a global technical platform for exchanging expertise, knowledge and best practices on food security and nutrition analysis, FSIN also promotes independent and consensus-based information, acts as a global public good for decision-support processes, and highlights possible data and information gaps.
The result of a consultative process between government institutions and development partners interested in a new vision for country-led food security information systems, FSIN continues providing support at country and regional level.
Demand-driven and flexible, it remains adaptable to changing contexts and evolving needs.
Today, FSIN's work spans the effort of 16 global and regional partners committed to to improving availability and quality of food security and nutrition analysis for better decision-making.
FSIN is funded by the European Union and the United States Agency for International Development. It is supported by a Steering Committee, Technical Working Groups that can be activated as needed, and a Secretariat.
A Steering Committee of senior representatives from FAO, IFPRI and WFP which oversees the endorsed FSIN workplan
Multi-stakeholder thematic Technical Working Groups established upon members’ request to provide expert advice as required
A Secretariat hosted by WFP which supports the community of practice and ensures overall implementation of activities