Assessing Food Systems Performance
Food Supply Chains
Production systems and input supply
Average crop species richness
Storage and distribution
Cereal losses
Fruit losses
Pulse losses
Vegetable losses
Food Environments
Food availability
Dietary energy in the food supply
Share of dietary energy from cereals, roots, and tubers
Supply of fruit
Supply of pulses
Supply of vegetables
Food affordability
Affordability of a healthy diet
Cost of a healthy diet relative to the cost of sufficient energy from starchy staples
Cost of an energy sufficient diet
Cost of fruits and vegetables relative to starchy staples in a least cost healthy diet
Cost of legumes, nuts, and seeds relative to the starchy staples in a least-cost healthy diet
Percent of the population who cannot afford a healthy diet
Product properties
Retail value of ultra-processed food sales per person
Environmental impacts
Average proportion of natural vegetation embedded in agricultural lands
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
Food security
Prevalence of moderate or severe food insecurity
Prevalence of undernourishment
Infant and young child feeding practices
Children (6-23 months): Minimum diet diversity
Prevalence of Infants (6-23 months) Consuming No Meat, Fish, or Eggs
Prevalence of Infants (6-23 months) Consuming Zero Fruits and Vegetables
Nutritional status
Anemia in women
Stunting in children under 5 years
Under 5 Overweight and Obesity
Wasting in children under 5 years
Noncommunicable diseases
Adult raised blood pressure
Unlikely Challenge Area
Potential Challenge Area
Likely Challenge Area
Missing Data


Annual population growth (%)

DriversPopulation growth and migration

Percent of the urban population of total population (%)


Agricultural land change during the last 10 years

OutcomesEnvironmental impacts
1000 ha/year

Soil biodiversity threats index

OutcomesEnvironmental impacts

Adult diabetes prevalence (%)

OutcomesNoncommunicable diseases

Adult obesity (%)

OutcomesNutritional status

Underweight in Women (%)

OutcomesNutritional status

All Suggested Policies and Actions

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

Set mandatory limits on trans fats, sugar, salt/sodium and/or saturated fat in packaged foods.
Reduce availability of foods high in fats, sugars and salt to all populations.
Require nutrition labelling on packages/menus to indicate if foods are high in calories, fats, sugars and/or salt and/or in positive nutrients.
Reduce appeal and availability of foods high in fat, sugar and salt and increases appeal of nutritious foods to all populations.
Restrict all forms of marketing, advertising and in-store promotions of HFSS foods, particularly to children.
Reduce appeal foods high in fat, sugar and salt to children.
Reformulate processed food to reduce fats, sugars and salt.
Reduce availability of fats, sugars and salt in foods already available to all populations.
Implement taxes to decrease affordability and incentivise reformulation of sugary drinks and foods high in fats, sugars and salt food.
Decrease affordability of sugary drinks and foods high in fats, sugars and salt to all populations.