Measuring Food Security

While creating our own food security goals was an important step forward in addressing food security, we knew that we could not stop there. Talking with experts around the globe, we realized the need for a first-of-its-kind standardized tool to help identify food security risks as well as opportunities.

The Index is free and available for download. Learn more and access all the data from it on the EIU’s webpage.

View highlights from the 2016 Index refresh on Capitol Hill, featuring Senator Chris Coons of Delaware and food security experts.

The Global Food Security Index, developed by The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) with exclusive sponsorship from DuPont, is a dynamic and universal benchmarking tool that deepens the dialogue on food security by examining the core issues of food affordability, availability and quality and safety in 113 countries.

There are a number of factors that make this Index unique. Most notably:

  • The data is kept current by adjusting for food commodity price fluctuations to recalibrate the risk countries face throughout the year.
  • The Index contains a number of unique quality indicators, many related to government policies in order to capture the drivers of food security not currently measured in any other international database.

Resource Library

The EIU uses the Index to provide a range of insights into the state of food security around the globe as well as in-depth reports on specific issues ranging from the effects of obesity to the relationship between food loss and food security.

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Report

Food Loss and Its Intersection with Food Security

05/28/2014 - Global
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Report

Food Security in Focus: Asia & Pacific 2014

05/28/2014 - Global
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User Guide

GFSI 2014: User Guide

10/01/2014 - Global