Comittee of Food Security (CFS)

The Committee on Food Security is the foremost inclusive intergovernmental and international political platform on food security and nutrition

  • with the explicit vision to foster the progressive realization of the right to adequate food for all.

The CFS was established in 1974 as an intergovernmental committee, hosted by FAO, to monitor the commitments made during the first World Food Conference in 1974, and later the World Food Summit in 1996

  • In 2009, under the impression of the world food price crises 2007/2008, the CFS underwent a profound reform.

It became the foremost inclusive platform with a particular openness to the participation of civil society. The Committee reports to the UN General Assembly through the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and to FAO Conference.

What is the CFS?