The FSCI is a collaborative effort to monitor global food systems. It brings together indicators that span food systems and provides annual analysis to inform policy, business, and NGO priorities and actions. It supports the transformation of food systems, so they become equitable, sustainable, and resilient and positively contribute to achieving the 2030 SDGs and other global goals.More About the FSCI →
Our First Publication
Viewpoint: Rigorous monitoring is necessary to guide food system transformation in the countdown to the 2030 global goals
Our selected indicators cover the five thematic areas of diets, nutrition, and health; environment, production, and natural resources; livelihoods, poverty and equity; governance; and resilience. Each thematic area is described by several different domains, under which there are specific indicators identified to be tracked.
The Food Systems Countdown Initiative is led by Jessica Fanzo of Columbia University, Lawrence Haddad of the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN), Jose Rosero Moncayo of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), and Mario Herrero of Cornell University. Kate Schneider leads the data team and coordination together with several Johns Hopkins graduate students. The Initiative involves dozens of collaborators from nearly as many organizations from almost all continents.
This figure depicts the complexity of food systems, characterized by multiple dynamic components linked through unidirectional pathways as well as feedback loops, including elements and processes that occur at multiple scales.