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