Global Agenda Council on Food & Nutrition Security 2014-2016


Created in response to the 2008 food price crisis, the Global Agenda Council on Food & Nutrition Security has one main aim: ensuring sustainable food and nutrition security for all. It provides thought leadership and expertise to help achieve this goal.

In working towards this goal, the council focuses on areas including nutrition, environmental sustainability, responsible investment, agricultural productivity, the reduction of food loss and waste, the food/water/energy nexus, the nutrition/health/agriculture nexus, and how to leverage public-private collaboration.

At the Annual Meeting 2014, global leaders endorsed a bold new mission for the World Economic Forum’s New Vision for Agriculture Initiative. The first part of the mission is to demonstrate that market-based, multistakeholder approaches deliver food security, environmental sustainability and economic opportunity through agriculture. The second part of the mission is to encourage the systemic integration of this approach. In its 2014-2016 term, the council’s mandate is to advance the second part of this mission. It will explore opportunities to integrate sustainable, inclusive, collaborative agriculture into the core business of corporations, into the institutional strategies of international organizations, into public policies, and into the priorities of civil society organizations.

To get involved please contact

Council Manager: Lorin Fries, Associate Director, New Vision for Agriculture,
Forum Lead:
Lisa Dreier, Senior Director, Food Security and Development Initiatives,