On Wednesday, May 28, leaders in food and agriculture gathered in Istanbul, Turkey, to discuss the regions food security and reliability, the role of sustainable agriculture, and innovative food and nutrition solutions.
A panel moderated by Özlem Dalga, Bloomberg HT Economy Coordinator, was held in the second part of the Summit. Included on the panel:
Nevzat Birişik, Ph.D Deputy General Manager, General Directorate of Food and Control Republic of Turkey Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock; Levent Dağaşan, Associate Prof. , CEO of SVL Food Biotechnology Consulting; Lucy Hurst, Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) Custom Research Director; Jeff Rowe, DuPont Pioneer Europe Regional Director; and Ayşegül Akın,PH.D. Assistant Representative of FAO Turkey.
To learn more about the event, visit the DuPont Turkey website.
Following a small dip in the 2013 index, which was partially driven by drought in key growing regions and falling national incomes in some developed countries, the average country score rose by more than one point, to 56 in the 2014 Global Food Security Index. Additionally, the range of scores narrowed by half a point as the lowest-scored countries improved more than the top performers. As the FAO reported in a separate analysis, the number of people suffering from chronic hunger dropped from 868m to 842m over the past year.
Read the complete findings of the the Economist Intelligence Unit’s 2014 Global Food Security Index, sponsored by DuPont, online.
The Global Food Security Index, developed by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) and sponsored by DuPont, is an annual benchmarking tool—currently in its third year—that compares the state of food security in 109 developed and developing countries across 28 indicators. It examines the core issues of food security—affordability, availability and quality & safety—to create a deeper dialogue on the drivers of, and solutions to, food security. The new 2014 website features an interactive visualization of the Index results, the underlying Excel model and findings and methodology report for the most recent study.
Find on the newly redesigned Index website resource page two special reports that take a closer look at obesity and food loss.
The Burden of Obesity: Its Relationship with Food Security is a special report that coincides with the third edition of the Global Food Security Index (GFSI), an Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) study commissioned by DuPont. This report discusses the growing prevalence of obesity and its relationship with food security.
Food Loss and Its Intersection with Food Security is a special report that coincides with the third edition of the Global Food Security Index (GFSI), an Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) study commissioned by DuPont. This report discusses food loss and food waste and their impacts on food security. It explores the global occurrence of food wastage in developing and developed countries and along the food supply chain.