The Food Systems Dashboard

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The Food Systems Dashboard – A Tool That Brings Together Data from Public and Private Sources
June 15, 2020

The Food Systems Dashboard

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As you all know now the importance of food systems for sustainable growth is crucial: they have linkage with health, food security, vitamins, nutritious, eco-systems, and climate change. Whereas our agricultural agenda depends upon on food chain this can play a major role in the growth of agriculture.

 

Our team at iTech Mission has developed the food systems dashboard under the guidance of:

The dashboard can help you understand how food supply chains, food environments, individual factors, consumer behavior, diets and nutrition, and drivers play a major role in food systems. These different parts shape food systems and can lead to both positive and negative outcomes.

Food Supply Chains

The dashboard can help you understand the entire food supply chain all across the globe. By selecting the food supply chain part of the framework, you can view sub-parts:

  • Production systems and food supply chain
  • Storage and distribution
  • Processing and packaging
  • Retail and marketing

Under these sub-parts, you’ll also find their related indicators. You just need to explore them and view their performances around the globe. You can view the thematic world map that presents the selected indicator data. The map legends representing the data groups and distinct colors can help you understand the situation and scenario related to agriculture about your country.

Food Environments

The sub-parts of this section are:

  • Food availability
  • Food affordability
  • Product properties
  • Vendor properties
  • Food messaging

You can explore and learn about the distribution of food around the globe by looking at the color theme world map. Our well-framed dashboard can help you understand your food system more aptly

Individual Factors

If you’re willing to understand the biological factors, social factors, and economic factors, physical factors that affect your country and region then you can simply click on the individual factor on the dashboard and it will guide you with the entire information. They are:

  • Economic
  • Situational
  • Aspirational
  • Cognitive
Consumer Behavior

The most crucial part of our food system is consumer behavior. The relationship between supply, demand, and production depends upon the consumer’s demand. One can understand the whole system by looking at these sub-parts.

  • Acquisition
  • Preparation
  • Meal practices
  • Storage
Diet and Nutrition

The food system depends upon the healthy diets: one should add a nutrient-rich diet like vegetables and fruits, trying to investigate how can one reduce the food loss, focus more on the retail and foodservice chains. The dashboard will guide you with proper data and numbers.

  • Infant and young child feeding practices
  • Dietary intake
  • Food security
  • Nutritional Status
  • Non- communicable diseases
Drivers

“Drivers” play an essential role in the food systems dashboard, altogether it affects the food environment externally.

Climate change: Affects our food systems, which increases food insecurity among the farmers and consumers both at the same time.

Globalization trend: It creates a connection between borders in terms of agriculture. In simple terms, trading allows the person to consume food that is not cultivated or difficult to grow in their land, due to soil, climate, or cultivation process.

Income growth: It leads to more demand, and more demand means more soil and land. Because strong financial stability leads peep to healthy food.

Urbanization: This leads to scarcity of land. As more and more lands are turning into cities, it has turned difficult for farmers to cultivate.

Population growth: Population means more land and food; this is the problem of every country.

Politics: The government’s help in terms of tax, vat, and income can help in production.

Socio-culture: The food cooked or consumed depends upon the kind of culture followed by the native people.

If you’re willing to understand these topics closely, then click on the sub-headings that are present on our dashboard and acknowledge them.

  • Climate change and environment
  • Globalization and trend
  • Income growth and distribution
  • Urbanization
  • Population growth and migration
  • Politics and leadership
  • Socio-cultural context

These sections are one of the most crucial parts of this dashboard. The Dashboard describes food systems by bringing together extant data across over 140 indicators from over 30 sources.

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