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Canadian appointed to UN Panel of Experts on Food Security

October 27, 2023  By Greenhouse Canada

Dr. Evan Fraser, director of the Arrell Food Institute and professor of geography at the University of Guelph, has been appointed to the steering committee of the High-Level Panel of Experts on Food Security and Nutrition (HLPE-FSN) of the United Nations Committee on World Food Security (CFS).

The HLPE-FSN is the United Nations body for assessing the science related to global food security and nutrition and provides independent and evidence-based analysis and advice at the request of the CFS.

The panel is governed by a steering committee of 15 world-renowned scientists drawn from academia, research institutions, the public and private sector, civil society and other constituencies.


Since 2017, Fraser has served as director of the Arrell Food Institute (AFI), which was established through a generous donation from the Arrell Family Foundation. He has become one of Canada’s most cited social scientists researching food and sustainability and has been a frequent media and editorial contributor. He has also co-authored several books on food security topics.

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