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What is the FSIN?

A global Community of Practice linking national, regional and global institutions as well as individual food security professionals with the aim of addressing the food security information needs of developing countries and regions by strengthening national networks and institutions.

Key FSIN achievements in 2013*

  • FSIN global community of practice counting 700+ members from 80+ countries established
  • FSIN website in English, French and Spanish and initial CoP services such as the e-alerts launched
  • Technical working group on Resilience Measurement for Food Security established
  • Capacity assessment method developed and implemented in South Sudan
  • Partnerships initiated to maximize FSIN’s reach at country and regional level
  • Inventory of key food security and nutrition analysis training courses and materials developed

FSIN Priorities in 2014

  • Increase FSIN’s catalytic role in strengthening information systems for food and nutrition security at country and regional levels.
  • Strengthen the community of practice by enhancing communication with country and regional practitioners based on an e-survey of CoP members.
  • Set up of a second technical working group on measuring food security to identify and harmonize food security and nutrition indicators for monitoring and analysis.
  • Conduct a review of global market price databases to identify way to improve coverage, promote interoperability and reduce overlaps.
  • Produce a 3-part technical series on  to support resilience measurement
  • Conduct an on-line discussion on resilience measurement approaches and tools
  • Participate in key Resilience Conferences – Resilience 2014 and IFRPI’s 2020 conference
  • Develop a common approach between FAO, FEWSNET and WFP to support country- and regional-level capacity development efforts.
  • Facilitate and coordinate capacity development activities in focus countries.

Find out more in the FSIN in Action 2013-2014 report.

*
between its launch in October 2012 and December 2013

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