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The index that measures the risks and factors that drive food security

Mohit Nayak | July 17, 2012 | 0 Comments

With the growing world population, a way to measure food security around the globe is not just a good idea, but a necessity. On July 10th this Global Food Security Index was launched. It was commissioned by DuPont, company that has been bringing world-class science and engineering to the global marketplace for over two centuries. Created by Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), the Index addresses the underlying factors of food insecurity in 105 countries. It also points out areas for improvements.

Leo Abruzzese, Economist Intelligence Unit Global Forecasting Director, said “Because of our extensive modeling approach, we believe this comprehensive tool will help leaders move from rhetoric to results.”

The interactive Global Food Security Index is available at foodsecurityindex.eiu.com

In addition to showing you the food accessibility, affordability, availability and nutritional value as well as safety, it brings you an interactive map of scores for countries around the globe. It also includes a feature to compare a number of countries at the same time and adjust rankings by different indicators.

“We’ve always known that what gets measured, gets done,” said Ellen Kullman, DuPont Chair and CEO. She said that “To ensure that efforts are laser-focused to deliver real solutions, we needed a tool to inform decision making and facilitate a common language.”

The Index was created by EIU with the help and input from leading international experts who were irreplaceable in providing dimension to the complexity of food security

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