Knowledge for policy

About Knowledge Centre for Global Food and Nutrition Security (KC-FNS)

The Knowledge Centre for Global Food and Nutrition Security (KC-FNS) is supporting the EU global commitment to end hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition through a dedicated, reinforced science-policy interface and a fostered inter-policy dialogue.

The KC-FNS focuses on food insecure third countries. It brings to the fore the European Commission (EC) approach for eradicating hunger and malnutrition. It is gathering all the EC actions toward better food security and nutrition in food insecure third countries. It aims at facilitating the sharing of knowledge and expertise learned from the implementation of these actions. Ultimately, it wants to improve the efficiency or the EC actions and offers a place for pooling of efforts and competences.

The knowledge centre also makes available the latest innovative solutions and research insights. On specific topics, the knowledge centre will conduct systematic synthesis of existing information with critical analysis and outlining emerging and projected future trends, factors of influence and future challenges, triangulation and verification, using among others bibliometric methods.

Steering Group

The Steering group is composed of the Directors of the involved DGs . It decides on strategic directions and work priorities for the year. It is co-chaired by DG JRC and DEVCO.

Director Giovanni DE SANTI
Directorate D - General for Sustainable Resources (DG JRC.D)

Director Carla MONTESI
Directorate C - General for International Cooperation and Development (DG DEVCO.C)

Director Androulla KAMINARA
Directorate C - Africa, Asia, Latin America, Caribbean and Pacific (DG ECHO.C)
Director John BELL
Directorate F - Bioeconomy (DG RTD.F)
Director John CLARKE
Directorate A - International Affairs (DG AGRI.A)

Director Humberto DELGADO ROSA
Directorate C - Mainstreaming Adaptation and Low Carbon Technology (DG ENV.D)

Director Michael SCANNELL
Directorate D — Food chain: stakeholder and international relations (DG SANTE.D)

Director Artur RUNGE-METZGER
Directorate C — Climate Strategy, Governance and Emissions from non-trading sectors (DG CLIMA.C)

Director Myriam FERRAN
Directorate A — Strategy and Turkey (DG NEAR.A)

Deputy Director General Sandra GALLINA

Director Anders JESSEN
Directorate B - International Ocean Governance and Sustainable Fisheries (DG MARE. B)

Director Marc GIACOMINI
Global - Humam right, Global and Multilateral issues (EEAS)