Exclusive Global Food Security Briefing Posted to IFAJ Portal

An exclusive briefing for IFAJ members on the Economist Intelligence Unit’s 2021 Global Food Security Index is accessible online through the IFAJ Portal. The briefing was introduced by Anne Alonzo, senior vice president, external affairs, and chief sustainability officer for Corteva Agriscience, which has sponsored the Index since its inception nine years ago.

“Our future is only as secure as our food system,” Alonzo noted.

Pratima Singh, senior consultant for the public policy and leadership development division of the Economist Intelligence Unit, led the hour-long briefing and Q&A session. Her report detailed the findings of the study, which evaluated the 59 variables in 113 countries and ranked their food security in four categories:

  • Affordability
  • Availability
  • Quality and Safety
  • Natural Resources and Resilience
Pratima Singh of the Economist Intelligence Unit briefed IFAJ members on the new Global Food Security Index.



The 2020 index was the first to incorporate natural resources and resilience as a core issue. For more information on the 2020 Global Food Security Index, click here or visit the IFAJ Portal to view the briefing.

Posting the recording of the briefing on IFAJ’s online Portal is part of an ongoing effort to make the Portal a valuable information resource for IFAJ members as well as a site for discussion forums, directories and IFAJ business. Click here for more information on the Portal.