International Food Security Network

By building solidarity through movements and networks, the International Food Security Network (IFSN) aims to leverage civil society groups’ influence on advocating for pro-poor food security policies at local and global levels.

IFSN is a flagship policy advocacy and networking project co-funded by the European Commission (EC) and ActionAid. It has continuously grown since its inception in 2009 and now has more than 30 national and regional food security networks. These networks combine the voices of more than 1400 small and national level organisations working on food security in 5 continents with more than a million people.

IFSN is a powerful network. It brings together diverse civil society organisations that work on ensuring food security and food sovereignty. Individual organisations have different skills and strengths, but most times lack resources and effectiveness in advocating for political change. IFSN is a place where one’s weaknesses can be complemented by others’ strengths to push for an effective policy agenda at local, national, regional and global level.

– Ratan Sakar, Executive Director of INCIDIN Bangladesh, a partner organisation of IFSN