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2020 Global Food Security Index Highlights Significance of WISHH Strategies

A new Corteva-sponsored global food security report reinforces the importance of WISHH’s work to connect trade and development. On February 23, the Economist Intelligence Unit released its ninth annual Global Food Security Index, which measures the underlying drivers of food security in 113 countries, based on the factors of affordability, availability, quality and safety, and natural resources and resilience.

According to the authors, the report underscores the food security shock caused by the pandemic and climate change impacts. Globally, there was a slight improvement in availability of food. However, overall scores deteriorated in affordability, quality and safety, as well as natural resources and resilience. In 2020, 62 out of 113 countries experienced a decline in the affordability of their food supplies.

From Africa to Asia to Latin America, WISHH’s work in trade and development is working to make market systems more resilient so that protein- rich foods and feeds are widely available and affordable. WISHH’s work in aquaculture, including soy-based feeds, is also an example of how WISHH contributes to meeting the challenge of feeding the world while still protecting the environment.

“Sponsoring the Global Food Security Index is part of Corteva Agriscience’s long-term commitment to growing progress,” said James C. Collins, Jr., Chief Executive Officer of Corteva Agriscience. “With food security declining again, we all must heed the urgent call to renew our collective commitment to innovation and collaboration. Our future is only as secure as our food system and agriculture is at the heart of it. Together we must better support global food security.”

To explore the index, including the country-by-country analysis, go to https://foodsecurityindex.eiu.com/

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