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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 950+ members from 95 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
  • 3 Technical Papers on Resilience Measurement and 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

FSIN Quarterly Updates: April-July 2015

  • Technical Consultation in Africa on data for food and nutrition security and resilience analysis data planned in November
  • Resilience Measurement TWG finalized four technical briefings, which will be published shortly
  • Measuring Food and Nutrition Security TWG will present proposed indicator assessments and user's guide at the International Conference of Agriculture Economists in August
  • Harmonization of Global Food Price Datasets TWG completed a detailed comparison of food price datasets held by FAO, FEWS NET and WFP and completed a survey of national offices involved in data collection
  • FSIN Twitter Account has been launched

Latest Resources

WFP’s mVAM project has been implementing remote mobile phone surveys for household food security monitoring. The system uses live voice calls, SMS and Interactive Voice Response (IVR) calls technology to [...]
Food insecurity in the 76 low- and middle-income countries included in this report is expected to improve between 2013 and 2014. The 76 countries are classified by the World Bank [...]
This report finds that many women and children in rural Bangladesh are undernourished in households in which their male head of household is adequately nourished, based on an analysis of [...]


Expo Milano 2015 is the Universal Exhibition that Milan, Italy, will host from May 1 to October 31, 2015. Over [...]
FAO is partnering with IGAD, other UN agencies and the Djiboutian Ministry of Higher Education and Research in the organization [...]
The Africa Food Security and agri-exhibition 2 day conference will kick start discussions aimed at building a refocused program and [...]

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