Overview: The Agriculture & Food Systems Institute’s Center for Integrated Modeling of Sustainable Agriculture and Nutrition Security (CIMSANS) recently assembled a broad group of public- and private-sector scientists to prepare a working paper that describes a novel combination of seven metrics intended to quantify the role of food systems in providing for “sustainable nutrition security” (SNS).

Program: On February 17, 2015, 40 agriculture and nutrition scientists from public sector, governmental and private sector organizations attended a CIMSANS workshop at the St. Gregory Hotel in downtown Washington DC, during which they explored new metrics for identifying Sustainable Nutrition Security. The purpose of the workshop was to allow a broad set of stakeholders to provide comments and input on how best to facilitate the transformation of seven proposed SNS metrics into particular mathematical expressions or modeling approaches – which will then be applied to available integrated modeling methodologies.

Outcomes: To read the news release summarizing this event, click here. As a result of this workshop, a paper describing the finalized SNS metrics was published in Sustainability. Click here to view the publication

SNS Workshop Photo

 

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