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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

The 2017 Global Food Policy Report provides a comprehensive overview of major food policy developments and events.
The European Union, WFP and FAO have joined forces with FEWS NET, UNICEF and regional organisations like CILSS, IGAD and SICA to coordinate needs assessment to increase the impact of humanitarian [...]
Recognizing that the final value of the growing body of work on resilience will be settled through empirical study, the Resilience Measurement Technical Working Group (RM-TWG) was formed to offer [...]


The Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission and the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) are jointly organizing [...]

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