Diagnose and Decide Scorecard
Food Environments
Affordability of a healthy diet
Cost of an energy sufficient diet
Cost of legumes, nuts, and seeds relative to the starchy staples in a least-cost healthy diet
Dietary energy in the food supply
Share of dietary energy from cereals, roots, and tubers
Supply of fruit
Supply of pulses
Supply of vegetables
Retail value of ultra-processed food sales per person
Food Supply Chains
Cereal losses
Fruit losses
Pulse losses
Vegetable losses
Biodiversity impact of food consumption
Eutrophication of food consumption
Greenhouse gas emissions of food consumption
Total ecological footprint of consumption per person
Total ecological footprint of production per person
Water use linked to food consumption
Prevalence of moderate or severe food insecurity
Prevalence of undernourishment
Children (6-23 months): Minimum diet diversity
Adult diabetes prevalence
Adult raised blood pressure
Adult obesity
Anemia in women
Stunting in children under 5 years
Under 5 Overweight and Obesity
Wasting in children under 5 years
Unlikely Challenge Area
Potential Challenge Area
Likely Challenge Area
Missing Data


Average crop species richness

Food Supply ChainsProduction systems and input supply

Agricultural land change during the last 10 years

OutcomesEnvironmental impacts
1000 ha/year

Average proportion of natural vegetation embedded in agricultural lands

OutcomesEnvironmental impacts

Soil biodiversity threats index

OutcomesEnvironmental impacts

All Suggested Policies and Actions

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

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.
Increase availability and appeal of nutritious foods to producer households and all other populations.
Research and develop alternative proteins sources and share the research in the public domain.
Increase availability, affordability and appeal of alternative micronutrient-rich protein sources and reduce appeal of red meat to high red-meat consumers.