Quantifying Sustainable Nutrition Security: SNS Metrics Review Workshop

    February 17, 2015
    8:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Washington, DC, USA

The Agriculture & Food Systems Institute’s Center for Integrated Modeling of Sustainable Agriculture and Nutrition Security (CIMSANS) 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). 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.


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