World Food ProgrammeInternational Fund for Agricultural DevelopmentEuropean UnionFood and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations



Producing Food Security Information Products that Result in Action

26 Nov 2007 30 Nov 2007
, Jacmel
, Latin America, Haiti


The training course was jointly organized by the Coordination Nationale de la Sécurité Alimentaire (CNSA), Ministry of Agriculture, Haiti and the EC-FAO Food Security Programme, in collaboration with FEWS NET.

The training provided food security analysts with the necessary skills and knowledge to produce more relevant, credible and accessible food security information products (FSIPs) that support decision-making.

Twenty-eight professionals from the main national and partner institutions and civil society organizations concerned with food security, working at central and decentralized levels, successfully completed this 5-day training course. Fourteen participants are based and contribute to the decentralized observatoires supported by CNSA.

Key informants and users were invited to present their information needs and make recommendations to participants on how FSIPs could better respond to those needs.

Participants prepared a Plan of Action aimed at producing more effective and efficient FSIPs to support the:
- formulation;
- implementation; and
- targeting of food security policies and interventions.

Language: French


Target Audience

Technical analysts, policy formulators, planners and programme managers from national institutions with various fields of expertise including agronomy, statistics, food security, nutrition and economics.




  • Strengthen the capacity of national institutions and partner agencies at central and decentralized levels to produce FSIPs that result in action, thereby leading to greater food security.
  • Prepare a Plan of Action , including an implementation calendar, for improving and creating effective FSIPs.


Coordination Nationale de la Sécurité Alimentaire (CNSA), Haïti
M. Gary Mathieu

EC-FAO Programme:
Ms. Françoise Trine
Food Security Analyst, FAO
Tel +39 06 57054239

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Coordination Nationale de la Sécurité Alimentaire

EC Delegation in Haiti

Food Security Network Article: Food and Nutritional Security in Haiti: New challenges for old problems

Plateforme Haïtienne de Plaidoyer pour un Développement Alternatif



Workshop Report (in French)


List of participants 

Feedback from participants 

Training leaflet  


The “Improved Global Governance for Hunger Reduction” programme is funded by the European Union with additional resources provided by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). The programme is managed by FAO and collaborates with the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the World Food Programme (WFP)”