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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 paper describes four new global scenarios up to the year 2050 that are specifically designed for food security modelling. To ensure the relevance, credibility and legitimacy of the scenarios, [...]
This paper aims to provide an overview of the effects of climate change on food security and nutrition, and to explore ways to reduce negative impacts through adaptation and resilience. It [...]
In 2014, the Adapting to an Urban World project was developed in order to modify assessment methods and tools for urban contexts. By 2016, with a completed desk review and [...]


The Oxford Food Forum, jointly organized by the Oxford Food Forum and the Cambridge Food Security Forum, is being held [...]
16/05/2016 to 19/05/2016
The 8th Annual ICT 4 Development (ICT4D) conference is being held in Nairobi 16 - 19 May 2016. This year’s [...]
Agriculture Nutrition & Health Academy (ANH) invite the global community of ANH researchers and users of this research to the [...]

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