Cayman Islands

Diagnose

Assessing Food Systems Performance
Food Supply Chains
Production systems and input supply
Storage and distribution
Cereal losses
Fruit losses
Vegetable losses
Pulse losses
Outcomes
Environmental impacts
Greenhouse gas emissions of food consumption per person
Biodiversity impact of food consumption per person
Water use linked to food consumption per person
Eutrophication of food consumption per person
Soil biodiversity threats index
Food security
Prevalence of undernourishment
Percent of the population experiencing moderate or severe food insecurity
Infant and young child feeding practices
Children (6-23 months): Minimum dietary diversity
Children (6-23 months): Zero meat, fish, or egg consumption
Nutritional status
Adult obesity
Wasting in children under 5 years
Stunting in children under 5 years
Overweight and obesity in children under 5 years
Underweight in Women
Anemia in women
Noncommunicable diseases
Adult diabetes prevalence
Adult raised blood pressure
Unlikely Challenge Area
Potential Challenge Area
Likely Challenge Area
Missing Data

Indicators

Drivers


Total greenhouse gas emissions excluding land-use change and forestry (mtCO₂eq)

DriversEnvironment and climate change
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Urban population as percent of total population (%)

DriversUrbanization
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Annual population growth (%)

DriversPopulation growth and migration
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Food Supply Chains


Average crop species richness

Food Supply ChainsProduction systems and input supply
2
crops/ha
2015

Food Environments


Cost of an energy sufficient diet

Food EnvironmentsFood affordability
1.1
2017 PPP dollar/capita/day
2017

Cost of a healthy diet relative to the cost of sufficient energy from starchy staples

Food EnvironmentsFood affordability
2.7
2017

Affordability of a healthy diet: ratio of cost to food expenditures

Food EnvironmentsFood affordability
0.5
2017

Cost of legumes, nuts, and seeds relative to the starchy staples in a least-cost healthy diet

Food EnvironmentsFood affordability
0.5
2017

Cost of fruits and vegetables relative to starchy staples in a least cost healthy diet

Food EnvironmentsFood affordability
2.5
2017

Retail value (total sales) of packaged food sales per person (USD/capita)

Food EnvironmentsProduct properties
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Retail value (total sales) of ultra-processed foods per person (current (nominal) US$/ capita/year)

Food EnvironmentsProduct properties
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Number of supermarkets per 100,000 population

Food EnvironmentsVendor properties
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Number of modern grocery retailers per 100,000 population

Food EnvironmentsVendor properties
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Individual Factors


Outcomes


Total ecological footprint of food production per person

OutcomesEnvironmental impacts
3.2
global ha/capita
2019

Total ecological footprint of food consumption per person

OutcomesEnvironmental impacts
5.8
global ha/capita
2019

Agricultural land change during the last 10 years (1000 ha/year)

OutcomesEnvironmental impacts
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Average proportion of natural vegetation embedded in agricultural lands

OutcomesEnvironmental impacts
30
%
2015

All Suggested Policies and Actions

We’ve identified the following policies and actions that might address issues with the food system of Cayman Islands.

Action
Support the production and consumption of nutritious indigenous crops through agrobiodiverse cropping systems, agricultural extension, breeding programmes, subsidies, land tenure rights, regulatory protection, market development and public awareness.
Impact
Increase availability and appeal of nutritious foods to producer households and all other populations.
Action
Research and develop alternative proteins sources and share the research in the public domain.
Impact
Increase availability, affordability and appeal of alternative micronutrient-rich protein sources and reduce appeal of red meat to high red-meat consumers.
Action
Implement taxes to decrease affordability and incentivise reformulation of sugary drinks and foods high in fats, sugars and salt food.
Impact
Decrease affordability of sugary drinks and foods high in fats, sugars and salt to all populations.
Action
Restrict all forms of marketing, advertising and in-store promotions of HFSS foods, particularly to children.
Impact
Reduce appeal foods high in fat, sugar and salt to children.