Platform for African – European Partnership in Agricultural Research for Development

Friday, June 5, 2020

WEBINAR: The Food Systems Dashboard

5 June 2020. Webinar. The Food Systems Dashboard is a unique holistic resource intended for
policymakers, non-governmental organisations, businesses, civil society leaders, and other actors to enable timely visualisation of national food systems, understand the interconnections across multiple sectors, perform comparisons with other countries, identify key challenges, and prioritise actions. dashboard can be used by anyone interested or involved in the food system:
  1. Policymakers at the country, regional, and global levels
  2. National statistical agency workers
  3. Policy analysts in government ministries
  4. United Nations and non-governmental organization development practitioners
  5. Civil society workers
  6. Business leaders and entrepreneurs
  7. Researchers, academics, and students
Recording forthcoming

·       The Food Systems Dashboard compiles data across the whole food system to assess and strengthen ag-nutrition linkages. In doing so, it brings together indicators from many diverse organizations/sources, which is breaking down institutional and sector boundaries.

Speakers included:
  • Jessica Fanzo (Johns Hopkins University)
  • Lawrence Haddad (Global Alliance for Improved Nutrtion)
  • Maximo Torero (Food and Agriculture Organization of the U.N.)
  • Dave Tschirley (Michigan State University)
  • Anna Herforth (Harvard University)
  • Ty Beal (Global Alliance for Improved Nutrtion)
  • Quinn Marshall (Johns Hopkins University)
  • Rebecca McLaren (Johns Hopkins University)
  • Andy Jones (University of Michigan)
The Dashboard contains over 150 indicators that measure components, drivers, and outcomes of food systems at the country level. As new indicators and data become available, the Dashboard will be updated. Most data used for the Dashboard is open source and available to download directly from the website. Data is pooled from FAO, Euromonitor International, World Bank, and other global and regional data sources.

Compare and Analyze allows users to visualize and compare food systems indicators globally, regionally, by country, food systems type, or income classification. Data can be viewed on a map as well as on bar, line, and other chart types. Country Profiles allow users to view a curated set of 41 indicators for each country to gain in-depth insights into the challenges and opportunities facing countries and their food systems.

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