The state of food systems worldwide in the countdown to 2030

Schneider, Kate R.; Fanzo, Jessica C.; Haddad, Lawrence; Herrero, Mario; Moncayo, Jose Rosero; Herforth, Anna; Remans, Roseline; Guarin, Alejandro; Resnick, Danielle; Covic, Namukolo; Béné, Christophe; Cattaneo, Andrea; Aburto, Nancy J.; Ambikapathai, Ramya; Aytekin, Destan; Barquera, Simon; Battersby, Jane; Beal, Ty; Bizzotto Molina, Paulina; Cafiero, Carlo; Campeau, Christine; Caron, Patrick; Conforti, Piero; Damerau, Kerstin; Di Girolamo, Michael; DeClerck, Fabrice; Dewi, Deviana; Elouafi, Ismahane; Fabi, Carola; Foley, Pat; Frazier, Tyler J.; Gephart, Jessica A.; Golden, Christopher D.; Gonzalez Fischer, Carlos; Hendriks, Sheryl; Honorati, Maddalena; Huang, Jikun; Kennedy, Gina; Laar, Amos; Lal, Rattan; Lidder, Preetmoninder; Loken, Brent; Marshall, Quinn; Masuda, Yuta J.; McLaren, Rebecca; Miachon, Lais; Muñoz, Hernán; Nordhagen, Stella; Qayyum, Naina; Saisana, Michaela; Suhardiman, Diana; Sumaila, U. Rashid; Torero Cullen, Maximo; Tubiello, Francesco N.; Vivero-Pol, Jose-Luis; Webb, Patrick; Wiebe, Keith

This Analysis presents a recently developed food system indicator framework and holistic monitoring architecture to track food system transformation towards global development, health and sustainability goals. Five themes are considered: (1) diets, nutrition and health; (2) environment, natural resources and production; (3) livelihoods, poverty and equity; (4) governance; and (5) resilience. Each theme is divided into three to five indicator domains, and indicators were selected to reflect each domain through a consultative process. In total, 50 indicators were selected, with at least one indicator available for every domain. Harmonized data of these 50 indicators provide a baseline assessment of the world’s food systems. We show that every country can claim positive outcomes in some parts of food systems, but none are among the highest ranked across all domains. Furthermore, some indicators are independent of …


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May 29, 2024