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Sustainable Nutrition Security

CIMSANS and AgMIP
Step Up to the Challenge
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In response to the US President’s call to action made in the Climate Data Initiative, CIMSANS and AgMIP (The Agricultural Model Intercomparison and Improvement Program) have formed a new partnership; one that will secure the resources and expertise necessary to evaluate seven novel nutrition and sustainability metrics of global food systems, including all of the world’s important staple and non-staple foods, through the year 2050. This methodology will enable thorough evaluation of potential interventions intended to enhance the resilience of food systems to global change impacts.

More details: CIMSANS/AgMIP Commitment
News Release: Sustainable Nutrition Security


Working Paper: Assessing Sustainable Nutrition Security - The Role of Food Systems

Release of this paper launches the sustainable nutrition security assessment project, including development of tools to carry out such an assessment and next steps for addressing the assessment outcome.
This paper, authored by more than 25 global experts in the fields of sustainability, climate change and food & nutrition, presents a vision for creating a credible, global assessment of sustainable nutrition security, given the constraints of growing global demand, climate change, dwindling resources, nutrition needs, and other factors. The paper better informs decision-making within both the public and private sectors, as society responds to the present and future threats to meeting global food and nutrition needs in a sustainable manner.

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Lead Authors

Tara Acharya

​PepsiCo
​Jessica Fanzo ​Columbia University, USA
​David Gustafson ​CIMSANS, USA
​John Ingram ​Oxford Univeristy, United Kingdom
​Barbara Schneeman ​University of California, Davis, USA

Contributing Authors

Lindsay Allen ​USDA Agriculture Research Service / University of California, Davis
​Ken Boote ​University of Florida, USA
​Adam Drewnowski ​University of Washington, USA
​Frank Ewert ​University of Bonn, Germany
​Stephen Hall ​WorldFish Center, Malaysia
​Paul Hendley Phasera, United Kingdom
​Mark Howden ​CSIRO, Australia
​John Ingram ​University of Oxford, United Kingdom
​Sander Janssen ​Wageningen University, The Netherlands
​James Jones ​University of Florida, USA
​Hermann Lotze-Campen ​Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Germany
​John McDermott ​International Food Policy Research Institute, USA
​Hans van Meijl ​Wageningen University, The Netherlands
​Gerald Nelson ​University of Illinois, USA
​Rosie Newsome ​Institute of Food Technologists, USA
​Anne Roulin ​Nestlé, Switzerland
​Bob Scholes ​Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, South Africa
​Sherry Tanumihardjo ​University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
​Gail Tavill ​ConAgra Foods
​Dominique van der Mensbrugghe ​Food and Agriculture Organization, Italy
​Keith Wiebe ​International Food Policy Research Institute, USA
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CIMSANS believes nutritional quality of the food supply must be a part of climate change discussions.

CIMSANS's vision is to produce a comprehensive, globally-integrated model-based assessment of how food (and especially its nutrient content) is produced, processed and consumed to determine food security outcomes; i.e. the fundamental role food plays in sustainable nutrition security (SNS). While recognizing that SNS is ultimately also dependent on a number of other factors such as sanitation, health care, nurturing, etc., CIMSANS concentrates on the crucial role nutrients play in food security, thereby making an important contribution to the broader agenda.