International Network of Food Data Systems


INFOODS is the International Network of Food Data Systems. It was established in 1984. It is a worldwide network of food composition experts aiming to improve the quality, availability, reliability and use of food composition data. INFOODS also stands as a forum through which international harmonization and support for food composition activities can be achieved and advocated. INFOODS is organized into several regional data centers with a global coordinator.

In this context, INFOODS together with FAO provides guidelines, standards, compilation tools, databases, capacity development tools, policy advice, advocacy tools, technical assistance at country level and together they represent a fora to link agriculture, biodiversity, food systems, health and nutrition to achieve better nutrition worldwide.