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About Knowledge Centre for Global Food and Nutrition Security (KC-FNS)

The Knowledge Centre for Global Food and Nutrition Security (KC-FNS) supports EU global commitment to end hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition, and promote sustainable food systems through a dedicated, reinforced science-policy interface and a fostered inter-policy dialogue.

The KC-FNS focuses on food insecure third countries. It brings to the fore the European Commission (EC) approach for eradicating hunger and malnutrition, and promoting sustainable food systems. It is gathering all the EC actions toward better food security, nutrition, and food systems in food insecure third countries. It aims at facilitating the sharing of knowledge and expertise learned from the implementation of these actions. Ultimately, it wants to improve the efficiency or the EC actions and offers a place for pooling of efforts and competences.

The knowledge centre also makes available the latest innovative solutions and research insights. On specific topics, the knowledge centre will conduct systematic synthesis of existing information with critical analysis and outlining emerging and projected future trends, factors of influence and future challenges, triangulation and verification, using among others bibliometric methods.

Steering Group

The Steering group is composed of the Directors of the involved DGs . It decides on strategic directions and work priorities for the year. It is co-chaired by DG JRC and DG INTPA.

Director - JRC.D, Sustainable Resources

Director - INTPA.F,  Green Deal, Digital AgendaDirector - ECHO.DDG.C, Neighbourhood and Middle East

Director - RTD.C, Healthy Planet

Director - AGRI.DDG1.A, International

Director - ENV.F, Global Sustainable Development

Director - SANTE.DDG2.D, Food chain stakeholder and international relations

Director - CLIMA.C, Climate Strategy, Governance and Emissions from non-trading sectors

Director - NEAR.A, Strategy and Turkey

Director - TRADE.DGA1.D, Sustainable Development; Economic Partnership Agreements - African, Caribbean and Pacific; Agri-food and Fisheries

Director - MARE.B, International Ocean Governance and Sustainable Fisheries

Deputy Managing Director - EEAS.GLOBAL.DMD, Human Rights, Global and Multilateral Affairs