Global Network Against Food Crises

The Global Network Against Food Crises (GNAFC) was launched by the European Union (EU), the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP) in 2016 at the World Humanitarian Summit, in Istanbul.

The network was a response to the Summit’s call for new approaches to tackle protracted and recurrent crises by bridging the divide between development and humanitarian partners, while contributing to the global efforts to end hunger.  

The main objective of the initiative is to develop innovative approaches to address the underlying causes of protracted crises and reduce the vulnerability to food insecurity and hunger through enhanced coordinated humanitarian, development, and peacebuilding actions.

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Global Food Security Cluster 

The global Food Security Cluster (gFSC), an initiative dating back to 2011, was tasked with implementing the GNAFC outcome on strengthening country and regional food security coordination, as well as integration of actions along the humanitarian, development, and peace (HDP) nexus.

The gFSC workstream objectives include:

  • Humanitarian, development, and peace actors mapping
  • Successful transition to sustainable livelihoods - the Graduation Approach 
  • Joint monitoring