The Food Sustainability Index (FSI) as an Educational Tool (2016)

Food systems are at the heart of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Food Sustainability Index (FSI), now in its fourth iteration, has been developed by Economist Impact with the support of the Fondazione Barilla. The FSI examines how food systems are performing across three pillars: food loss and waste, sustainable agriculture, and nutritional challenges. Its 38 indicators and 95 sub-indicators address societal, environmental and economic themes in 78 countries. Discover data and make detailed comparisons by region, income group, country, index pillar or indicator. Deep dive into country profiles, rankings and correlations.

This resource was created as a transparent, diverse and evidence-based learning module. The FSI has an intended audience of university students and graduate students, by can be used for anyone who interested in learning more about the connection of food and nutrition to sustainable food systems and the Sustainable Development Goals.

The first edition of the FSI was published in 2016 and ranked the food sustainability of 25 countries. In 2017 this was expanded to 34 countries, followed by 67 countries in 2018. The 2021 Index examines the food systems of 78 countries, using 95 individual metrics across three key pillars: food loss and waste, Sustainable agriculture, and nutritional challenges. The Index now covers more than 92% of global GDP and 92% of the global population.

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