Policy seminar: Introducing the Food Systems Dashboard

With as many as 32 major reports on food systems out in the past few years, the topic is clearly a popular one. Yet most of these reports have been on strategy and framing the issues; as food systems undergo rapid changes, especially in low- and middle-income countries, it’s time to move beyond frameworks and concepts to delve into how transformations can actually occur.

This was how John McDermott, director of the CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH), outlined the challenge at a Jan. 27 IFPRI-A4NH policy seminar giving a sneak peek of the forthcoming Food Systems Dashboard, a tool intended to help policy makers and other stakeholders better understand this key issue.

Photo credit: Jamed Falik/IFPRI