DuPont Calls for Common Food Security Metrics
In their bid to provide innovative solution to counter the increasing concern about food security, DuPont has pressed the importance of the issue by launching Global Food Security Index in a recent meeting that took place on July 10.
A number of measures are being taken around the globe for tackling the problem of hunger and malnutrition. But the problem is that there have been no means to reliably measure what is being done to counter the problem. The launch of DuPont’s Global Food Security Index by Economist Intelligence Unit aims at measuring the investments and efforts made at local level around the globe. DuPont’s CEO Ellen Kullman said “We’ve always known that what gets measured, gets done.”
He further said that DuPont had a word with the NGO’s, governments and farmer organizations and came to a conclusion that it needs a common language and a global platform to tackle the issues that include food affordability, nutritional quality, availability and safety.
The Food Security Index will help assess the nutritional condition of 105 countries and would help organizations come up with relevant suggestions to improve the conditions.
Leo Abruzzese, the Director of Global Forecasting with Economist Intelligence Unit said that the new approach will help leaders in the right way to maximizing the results in ensuring food security.
The tool has been made public at foodsecurityindex.eiu.com and some of its best features include analysis, 25 indicators for measuring and nation wise measuring and ranking for food security.
DuPont has been providing innovative scientific and engineering products and services since 1802. The company thinks that changes can be made in the field of health, nutrition, environmental protection and many other pressing issues with active collaboration among customers, NGO’s, think tanks and governments.