Supported initially by the Dutch Government and the Rockefeller Foundation and launched in the journal Nature Food in June 2020, GAIN, along with Johns Hopkins University, FAO, CIAT, the University of Michigan and Ag2Nut decided to create a platform that pulled together all the high-quality data available, organise it by food system component and make it easy to analyse, compare and visualise.
The Food Systems Dashboard was born.
The Dashboard contains over 200 indicators that measure components, drivers, and outcomes of food systems at the country level. As new indicators and data become available, the Dashboard is updated. Most data used for the Dashboard is open source and available to download directly from the website. Data are pooled from FAO, Euromonitor International, World Bank, and other global and regional data sources.