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 2030, amending the framework as new indicators or better data emerge.Holistic indicator frameworks are needed to track food systems transformation. This Analysis shows the application of a framework recently developed by the Food Systems Countdown Initiative to all UN member states, revealing current status, data gaps and priority actions.

The state of food systems worldwide in the countdown to 2030 / Schneider, Kate R.; Fanzo, Jessica; Haddad, Lawrence; Herrero, Mario; Rosero Moncayo, Jose; 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; Bizzoto 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, Ty; Gephart, Jessica; 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 Silva, Lais; Munoz, HERNAN DANIEL; Nordhagen, Stella; Qayyum, Naina; Saisana, Michaela; Suhardiman, Diana. - In: NATURE FOOD. - ISSN 2662-1355. - 4:12(2023), pp. 1090-1110. [10.1038/s43016-023-00885-9]

The state of food systems worldwide in the countdown to 2030

Piero Conforti;Hernan Daniel Munoz;
2023

Abstract

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 2030, amending the framework as new indicators or better data emerge.Holistic indicator frameworks are needed to track food systems transformation. This Analysis shows the application of a framework recently developed by the Food Systems Countdown Initiative to all UN member states, revealing current status, data gaps and priority actions.
2023
indicator framework; data; monitoring architecture; food systems transformation; food systems countdown initiative
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The state of food systems worldwide in the countdown to 2030 / Schneider, Kate R.; Fanzo, Jessica; Haddad, Lawrence; Herrero, Mario; Rosero Moncayo, Jose; 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; Bizzoto 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, Ty; Gephart, Jessica; 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 Silva, Lais; Munoz, HERNAN DANIEL; Nordhagen, Stella; Qayyum, Naina; Saisana, Michaela; Suhardiman, Diana. - In: NATURE FOOD. - ISSN 2662-1355. - 4:12(2023), pp. 1090-1110. [10.1038/s43016-023-00885-9]
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