Global Food Governance the Committee for World Food Security

The world's governments agreed to reform the Committee on world food security (CFS) in order to make it “the central United Nations political platform dealing with food security and nutrition” in order to “strive for a world free from hunger. This year - 2010- is a vital window of opportunity to shape the CFS into an effective global forum with the power to lead global governance toward true food security. Massive increases in the price of staple foods led to increased hunger, and also caused food riots and social instability in several countries. Recent declines in prices on the world market have not been felt in local African markets, where the prices on average are still higher than in previous years.