CFS 46: Committee on World Food Security

FAO Headquarters, Rome, Italy

Making a Difference in Food Security and Nutrition

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 act as a platform for global coordination on food security and nutrition, promotes policy convergence, shares lessons, and experiences and reviews global progress towards achieving world food security. 

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 Agriculture Organization (FAO), The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)World Food Programme (WFP) and representatives of the CFS Advisory Group

WorldFish participated in the CFS 46 side events. On Monday, 14th October 2019, Dr. Shakuntala Thilsted, WorldFish Program Leader, Value Chains and Nutrition will be a panel member at CFS46 at the session organized by the Global Action Network: Sustainable Foods from the Oceans and Inland Waters for Food Security and Nutrition, FAO and WorldFish on the theme: "Treasures of the oceans and inland waters - ensuring food security and nourishing nations: Gaining and sharing knowledge in the Decade of Action on Nutrition. From healthy waters to healthy people (SE120 ). The Secretariat of the Global Action Network is the Institute of Marine Research (IMR), Bergen, Norway and the lead is the Norwegian Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries, led Ms. Anita Utheim Iversen.

Works to benefit poor producers and consumers, women and children in Africa, Asia and the PacificWorldFish focus on the research activities in regions where there are high levels of poverty and food and nutrition insecurity and where fisheries and aquaculture are vital sources of nutrient-rich protein and livelihoods. 

Find out more about CFS 46 side events and how it works in this section.