DuPont launches World Food Security Index




The New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition, which was launched at the time of G8 Summit at Camp David in May, has been created to highlight the shared commitment among African leaders, G8 countries, private companies as well as NGO's, to achieve global food security. The partnership was announced by President Barack Obama.

The keynote speech by U.S. President Barack Obama stressed the importance of food security and nutrition for the good of the global economy. Not just for developing nations.

The new alliance tries to strengthen the food security around the globe with agricultural investments and engaging more businesses from the private sector.

However, at that point, while everyone had the same goal, they weren't talking the same language. In order to help with that, on July 10, 2012 Global Food Security Index was launched.

Ellen Kullman, DuPont Chair and CEO: "To ensure that efforts are laser-focused to deliver real solutions, we needed a tool to inform decision making and facilitate a common language."

The new Index, commissioned by DuPont and created by Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) addresses the underlying factors of food insecurity in 105 countries and points out areas for improvements.

"My hope is the Global Food Security Index will be used to promote collaboration, make better informed decisions and stimulate action necessary to feed our growing population," Kullman continued.

You can take a look at the new Index at at foodsecurityindex.eiu.com