Global Food Security Index a Call to Action

Global Food Security Index a Call to Action

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Global food security index a call to action
Wednesday, June 22, 2016 - 10:15am

CAMPAIGN: Food Security


Five years ago, DuPont commissioned the Economist Intelligence Unit to develop the Global Food Security Index (GFSI). While the Index seeks to answer a simple question – how food secure is a country? – in reality, it presents a clarion call to action for governments, farmers, non-governmental organizations and agricultural companies alike. 

The Index findings send a clear message: ending food insecurity is impossible without strong investments in agricultural research and development, outreach and education, and technology transfer.

Late last week, the Economist Intelligence Unit released the fifth edition of the Index. The culmination of half a decade of data collection and analysis has revealed impressive progress in improving food security in some countries and regions of the world.  The Index findings also revealed new challenges presented by disturbing trends such as climate change, unrest and burgeoning populations.

This blog was originally published with The Hill on June 13, 2016. The full blog post can be found here.