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Date of publication: 
January 2012

This is a guide for civil society organisations (CSOs) to the Committee onWorld Food Security – known as the CFS.It explains what the CFS is, why it is important, and how civil societyorganisations worldwide can monitor, influence or get involved in the work ofthe CFS at the global, regional and the national level.The guide is written in plain language for social movements, communitybasedorganisations (CBOs), civil society (CSOs), and local orinternational non-governmental organisations (NGOs) working on foodsecurity and nutrition issues (see Box 1), including food sovereignty and theright to food, that have little or no knowledge about the CFS.It is designed for those who may want to know more about the CFS, orparticipate or engage in its work, debates or deliberations.This beginners' guide aims to simplify and demystify the CFS and explainshow your organisation can get involved.

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