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