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The state of food systems worldwide in the countdown to 2030

The state of food systems worldwide in the countdown to 2030

Schneider, Kate R., Fanzo, Jessica, Haddad, Lawrence, Herrero, Mario, Moncayo, Jose Rosero, Herforth, Anna, Remans, Roseline, Guarin, Alejandro, Resnick, Danielle, Covic, Namukolo, Béné, Christophe, Cattaneo, Andrea, Aburto, Nancy, Ambikapathi, Ramya, Aytekin, Destan, Barquera, Simon, Battersby, Jane, Beal, Ty, Molina, Paulina Bizzoto, 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, Golden, Christopher, Gonzalez Fischer, Carlos, Hendriks, Sheryl ORCID: 0000-0002-1487-4302 , Honorati, Maddalena, Huang, Jikun, Kennedy, Gina, Laar, Amos, Lal, Rattan, Lidder, Preetmoninder, Loken, Brent, 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 and Wiebe, Keith (2023) The state of food systems worldwide in the countdown to 2030. Nature Food, 4 (5):100028. pp. 1090-1110. ISSN 2662-1355 (Online) (doi:

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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 national income, and each highlights a specific aspiration for healthy, sustainable and just food systems. The Food Systems Countdown Initiative will track food systems annually to

U. Rashid Sumaila, Maximo Torero Cullen, Francesco N. Tubiello, Jose-Luis Vivero-Pol, Patrick Webb & Keith Wiebe

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: food systems; food security; SDGs
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Engineering & Science
Faculty of Engineering & Science > Natural Resources Institute
Last Modified: 26 Jan 2024 09:49

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