The vision of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) is to be the most inclusive international and intergovernmental platform for all stakeholders to work together in a coordinated way to ensure food security and nutrition for all.

The COVID-19 pandemic has shown how important it is to have timely and reliable data, and to collaborate on collecting, utilizing, and sharing that data to inform aligned responses. This side event, organized as part of the CFS High-Level Special Event on Strengthening Global Governance of Food Security and Nutrition (13-15 October 2020), will unpack the challenges around data gaps in agriculture and outline concrete steps being taken at national and global levels to address them. It will highlight the important policy actions needed to protect our investments in food security and nutrition, and identify actions to help countries in crisis build resilience with tools that enable informed and timely decision-making.


Wednesday, 14 October 2020
10:30am-12pm EDT / 4:30-6pm CET


Register here by 12 October.



Sarwar Mahmud
Director General
Directorate of Food, Ministry of Food, Bangladesh

Ariel Martinez
Chief of Cabinet
Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries, Argentina

John Okiror
Assistant Commissioner for Policy Analysis
Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries, Uganda

Jenny McGee
Associate Administrator for Relief, Response, and Resilience

Maximo Torero
Chief Economist



Moderated by:

Jenna Slotin
Senior Director of Policy
Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data