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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

FSIN Quarterly Updates: August-November 2015

  • Technical Consultation in Africa on data for food and nutrition security and resilience analysis data will take place on 17-19 November 2015.
  • Resilience Measurement TWG produced four technical briefings
  • Measuring Food and Nutrition Security TWG presented 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 reached 117 followers

Latest Resources

This report is the Executive Summary of the pilot study on 'Measuring Climate Variability and Resilience: A Case Study from Ethiopia', which Kimetrica has recently undertaken as part of its [...]
Partnerships and Opportunities to Strengthen and Harmonize Actions for Nutrition in India (POSHAN) have published a Research Note: ‘An assessment of Data Sources to Track Progress towards Global Nutrition Targets [...]
This year’s WorldRiskReport2015 produced by the Alliance Development Works and the Institute for Environment and Human Security of the United Nations University investigates the connection between food security and disaster [...]


Chatham House is holding a conference on ‘A Sustainable Food Future: Production, Supply and Consumption’ 7-8 December 2015 that will [...]

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