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Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO)

  • Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) is one of the largest specialized agencies in the UN System founded in 1945 with a mandate to raise levels of nutrition and standard of living by improving agricultural productivity and living conditions of rural population. The Committee on World Food Security (CFS) serves as a forum in the United Nations System for review and follow-up of policies concerning world food security, including food production, physical and economic access to food. India is a member to both FAO and CFS. Committee on World Food Security (CFS) monitors the progress of implementation of the WFS Plan of Action.

    The 44th Session of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) was held at FAO Headquarters in Rome, Italy from 9th - 13th October, 2017 which was attended by Ms. Preeti Sudan, Secretary (F&PD) and Shri Nilambuj Sharan, Economic Adviser (NFSA). Inter-alia the deliberation on the following issues were made during the Session:-

    (i)CFS and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

    (ii)CFS and nutrition

    (iii)Policy Convergence

    (iv)CFS Work streams Activity updates

    (v)Critical and Emerging issues for Food Security and Nutrition

    Final Report of the 41st Session of the World Food Security (CFS)PDF file that opens in new window. To know how to open PDF file refer Help section located at bottom of the site.(670KB)