In our ever growing world, we have come to understand that although we all speak many different languages, there is a common thread amongst us. That would be Food Security. On July 10, 2012, Dupont issued a statement in which CEO Ellen Kullman said:
“To truly address the root cause of hunger, we must have a common path forward to tackle such pressing issues as food affordability, availability, nutritional quality and safety.”
Dupont commissioned the Global Food and Security Index to measure these risks and factors in 105 different countries. This index will help to find areas for improvement. The goal is for collaboration so that real decisions can be made.
Everybody should be able to have affordable food. If everyone comes together a solution to this problem can be determined.
Features of the Global Food and Security Index
Analysis of key findings.
Definition of 25 global indicators that measure specific aspects of food affordability, accessibility, availability, nutritional value and safety.
An interactive heat map of overall scores and detail of category results.
Adjustable weightings to allow for scenario planning.
The ability to compare multiple countries simultaneously and adjust rankings by indicators.
A country details page that allows a food-security drill down into individual economies.
A unique feature will be added to capture the impact of changing food prices on each country’s ability to address food security.
I personally applaud Dupont for taking steps forward on this issue. It is time to stop talking and move forward.