Food Supply Policies during Pandemic the heightened spotlight on food insecurity brings new timeliness to Pittsburg University’s cross-disciplinary research, including a Food Abundance Index for assessing the dimensions and magnitude of food insecurity and informing solutions for addressing it, according to Pittwire.
The Food Abundance Index (FAI) tool was developed by Pitt Business Professor Audrey J. Murrell, who is also acting dean of the University Honors College and Ray Jones, who now heads the Berg Center.
This month’s issue of the peer-reviewed open-access International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health featured their article “Measuring Food Insecurity Using the Food Abundance Index: Implications for Economic, Health and Social Well-Being.”
The FAI scorecard assesses a neighborhood’s food insecurity across five key dimensions: access, diversity, quality, density and affordability.
Food security as a social responsibility is a key component of Pitt’s Berg Center research as part of its mission to strengthen organizations though ethical leadership.
The Food Supply Policies during Pandemic has exposed how flawed the global food system, with millions of people going hungry spite of the fact that the globe produces enough grain to survive everyone.
In addition to millions of people losing their jobs around the world and food pantry lines getting longer and longer, 2021 was already going to be a year of change.
The United Nations Food Systems Summit was first envisioned in 2019 with the goal of bringing together stakeholders in agriculture, nutrition, climate change, sustainability, and commerce in order to spur change in how the world plants, harvests, transports, trades, and consumes food.
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