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Global Agricultural Productivity Initiative

The Global Agricultural Productivity Report (GAP Report) is a call to action to invest in proven strategies to produce food, feed, fiber, and biofuel in a sustainable manner to meet the needs of a growing world.  Created by the Global Harvest Initiative in 2010, the GAP Report will be produced for the first time in 2019 by Virginia Tech, a leading U.S. land-grant university based in Blacksburg, Virginia.

The Global Agricultural Productivity Report (GAP Report) is a call to action to invest in proven strategies to produce food, feed, fiber, and biofuel in a sustainable manner to meet the needs of a growing world. The GAP Index tracks global agricultural productivity growth, a key indicator of sustainability

Graphic depicting the projected growth rate of total factor productivity to the year 2050

The report's findings are presented each year in Des Moines, Iowa, at the World Food Prize. The GAP Report has a global following of national and international policymakers, agribusinesses, U.N. agencies, universities, and nongovernmental organizations. 

For more information, contact Ann Steensland, GAP Initiative Coordinator.