1st High-level Event of the Global Network Against Food Crises on “Food and agriculture in time of crises”

2-3 April 2019, Brussels 


The Global Network Against Food Crises organized its first High-Level Event on 2-3 April 2019 to engage with all stakeholders involved in fighting food crises, including international organisations, governments, donors and civil society to discuss a common and integrated approach to deal with food crises, with an emphasis on prevention and preparedness, and on tackling the underlying causes. 

The event included the launch of the 2019 Global Report on Food Crises, which provided the latest picture of acute food and nutrition insecurity, trends and drivers globally and informed the subsequent strategic discussions on the current challenges, opportunities and workable solutions towards eradicating food crises.

A key outcome of the event was a joint document, the "HLE Takeaways Messages" stating the need to progress on several agreed priorities to address food crises in a sustainable manner, recognizing the Global Network as a coherent coordination framework to better link and integrate existing initiatives, programming and policy processes. 

The event was hosted by the European Union on behalf of the Global Network against Food Crises and organised in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP). Over 500 people attended the event with in depth dialogue occurring across a wide-ranging set of plenary and parallel sessions.

Founding members: