Dupont Developing Common Food Security Metrics
By Joe Dales, Farms.com
A new initiative that is designed to ensure that countries have an adequate supply of safe, nutritious and affordable food was announced today. Billions of dollars are invested every year into food security, but until now there was no forum to measure the impact policies had from a local to global perspective.
The Global Food Security Index addresses some of the issues that cause food insecurity in 105 countries as well as provides insight into how hunger can be eliminated. The Economist Intelligence Unit (EUI) created the Index along with assistance from leading international experts in order to help feed the global growing population and increase collaboration between governments, NGOs and farmer organizations. The Global Food Security Index includes tools for analysis of food accessibility, affordability, availability, nutrition and safety.
DuPont commissioned the Global Food Security Index, and DuPont Chair and CEO, Ellen Kullman said, “We’ve come to realize that we share a common goal of food security. To truly address the root cause of hunger, we must have a common path forward to tackle such pressing issues as food affordability availability, nutritional quality and safety.” “My hope is the Global Food Security Index will be used to promote collaboration, make better informed decisions and stimulate action necessary to feed our growing population.” “To ensure that efforts are laser-focused to deliver real solutions, we needed a tool to inform decision making and facilitate a common language.”
There are food security forums being held around the world with public and private sector leaders. To learn more about this new initiative, visit http://foodsecurity.dupont.com/.