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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

Globally, 108 million people in 2016 were reported to be facing Crisis level food insecurity or worse (IPC Phase 3 and above). This represents a 35 percent increase compared to [...]
Source: IPC website   Period from June to September 2017: In the period from June to September 2017, 51,909 people in two of the analyzed provinces are in need of urgent interventions to [...]
Source: IPC website   11% of the total rural population (71 719 669) are classified in IPC Phases 3 and 4, an increase of almost 30% of the number of people in [...]

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