The 50th Session of the Committee on World Food Security

The Committee on World Food Security (CFS) was established in 1974 and reformed in 2009 as the foremost inclusive international and intergovernmental platform for all stakeholders to work together to ensure food security and nutrition for all.

Using a multi-stakeholder, inclusive approach, CFS develops and endorses policy recommendations and guidance on a wide range of food security and nutrition topics.  These are developed starting from scientific and evidence-based reports produced by the High-Level Panel of Experts on Food Security and Nutrition (HLPE) and/or through work supported technically by The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), World Food Programme (WFP) and representatives of the CFS Advisory Group.

CFS holds an annual Plenary session every October in FAO, Rome.

At CFS 50, the Plenary will endorse two key policy products: the Voluntary Guidelines on Gender Equality and Women’s and Girls’ Empowerment and the Policy Recommendations on Promoting Youth Engagement and Employment in Agriculture and Food Systems. Additionally, CFS 50 will discuss the 2022 State of Food Security and Nutrition report, review the work of CFS and its HLPE toward 2030, and kickstart the workstream on data collection and analysis for food security and nutrition.

CGIAR Side Events

Side Event Title
Oct 10
13:30 – 14:45
Green Room (hybrid)
SE01: Food Security and Nutrition in Time of Crisis: What Priorities for a Multistakeholder, Coordinated and Comprehensive Global Response?
Oct 11
8:30 – 9:45
 Green Room (hybrid)
SE05: Solutions for empowering women’s engagement in aquatic food systems: a journey through the supply chain
13:30 – 14:45
Red Room (hybrid)
SE12: Responding to the food crisis: 3 pioneering examples of building resilience through diversity
Oct 12
13:30 – 14:45
SE19: Linking food & climate action: complementarities between the UNFSS national pathways

View the timetable, provisional agenda and side events schedule.

Check back soon for more information about CGIAR’s participation.