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Online Consultation on Food Security

August 5, 2011

The Committee on World Food Security (CFS) has launched a new online consultation on food security and nutrition governance. Results of the online consultation will be presented at the 37th Session of the CFS in Rome, Italy in October. Inputs will be used to formulate the Global Strategic Framework for Food Security and Nutrition (GSF).

"It is vital that the Global Strategic Framework for food security and nutrition is based on the reality on the ground, drawing on best practices and lessons learned from local experience and the expert advice and opinions of different stakeholders. Therefore, everybody is invited to express views and opinions on what the priorities of the GSF should be with a view to improve coordination and guide actions towards a more food secure world" said Noel de Luna, CFS Chair.

The discussion on the GSF will take place in English, Spanish, French, Arabic, Russian, and Chinese. Contributions can be sent directly to http://km.fao.org/fsn/cfs/ or through an email to fsn-moderator@fao.org until October 15, 2011.