Summary of food security pilot – Food security in developing countries can be enhanced through an interplay of policies

Food security pilot: summary

Food security pilot: flyer

Several policy sectors impact global food security and developing countries’ food security can be improved through intersectoral cooperation. From the Finnish standpoint, this kind of policy coherence that supports the development goals entails taking the developing countries into account when it comes to making decisions that concern them at the national, EU or international level.

The food security pilot was carried out as a part of the implementation of Finland’s Development Policy Programme. In the Programme, the Government committed to the evaluation and promotion of coherence in agriculture, fisheries, environmental, trade and development policies that affect food security – by piloting the OECD’s Policy Coherence Tool.

This publication is an executive summary of the food security pilot which generated an inclusive analysis of the present situation of the different policy sectors, objectives and recommendations for strengthening food security through more coherent policy. Furthermore, the report provides feedback to the OECD for the purpose of further developing the Policy Coherence Tool.