Note de l’IFRIS N°3: Laura Silva-Castañeda, The monitoring challenge for the committee on world food security

In 2009, an ambitious reform of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) transformed this inter-governmental body into an innovative global governance experiment. In the preceding years, the crisis in food prices had underscored the institutional fragmentation of the UN architecture for food security. The CFS, a technical committee of the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) created in 1974, was increasingly seen as unable to deal with the major challenges of the time. The main objective of the reform was therefore to make it “the central United Nations political platform dealing with food security and nutrition” (CFS, 2009: 1). It was thus envisioned as a space for discussion and decision-making on issues of special relevance such as the right to food, land governance or agricultural investments.

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