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What is the FSIN?

The Food Security Information Network (FSIN) is a global initiative co-sponsored by FAO, WFP and IFPRI to strengthen food and nutrition security information systems for producing reliable and accurate data to guide analysis and decision-making.

FSIN serves as a neutral technical platform for exchanging expertise, knowledge and best practices, developing harmonized methods and tools, and facilitating capacity development on food and nutrition security measurement and analysis.

Key FSIN Achievements

  • Network of practitioners counting 1000+ members from 98 countries
  • Dedicated, interactive website established as a knowledge management and news sharing platform
  • Resilience Measurement TWG established and its technical products widely referenced
  • Measuring Food and Nutrition Security TWG established to advise on FNS indicators
  • 6 Technical Papers on Resilience Measurement
  • 1 Technical Paper on Food Price Databases
  • Informal TWG on Harmonization of Global Food Price Datasets formed by FAO, FEWS NET and WFP
  • Capacity assessment implemented in South Sudan, Sudan and Yemen
  • Inventory of key food security and nutrition analysis training courses and materials
  • Technical Consultation on data for food and nutrition security and resilience analysis held in Addis Ababa 17 - 19 November 2015

FSIN Quarterly Updates: January-March 2016

  • FAO, FEWS NET, WFP & UNICEF collaboration for FSN Information System Capacity Development in South Sudan was consolidated under the FSIN
  • The FSIN Secretariat has created a new reference document on Food Security-related academic courses
  • A draft proposal for a common commodity coding system of food price datasets held by FAO, FEWS NET and WFP has been created and shared with the Harmonization of Global Food Price Datasets TWG.
  • An overview document of the current tools and guidelines used for ensuring a gender perspective in food security and nutrition programmes and assessments was created by the FSIN Secretariat
  • FSIN Twitter Account has reached 313 followers

Latest Resources

This guide provides technical guidance on the design and use of beneficiary-based surveys (BBSs) to support the collection of data for agriculture-related annual monitoring indicators. The guide is intended for [...]
This report provides a global analysis of the current and expected evolution of El Niño-related disasters and their impact on agriculture, food security and nutrition. It aims to give a [...]
This report provides a global overview of the food insecurity situation in global food crisis hotspots due to different crises and natural disasters, to support the programming of the Pro-resilience [...]


Agriculture Nutrition & Health Academy (ANH) invite the global community of ANH researchers and users of this research to the [...]
The Cambridge Conference on Global Food Security is being held in Cambridge 23-24 June 2016.
The International Consortium on Applied Bioeconomy Research (ICABR) will host a conference “Transforming the Bioeconomy: Behaviour, Innovation and Science” 26 [...]

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