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Global Agricultural Productivity Initiative

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The Global Agricultural Productivity Report (GAP Report)® is a call to action to invest in proven strategies to produce food, feed, fiber, and bioenergy 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.

The GAP Report is released every October in conjunction with the World Food Prize in Des Moines, Iowa. The 2020 GAP Report: Productivity in a Time of Pandemics was released virtually in a film featuring farmers and researchers from around the world.

The GAP Initiative

In addition to producing the annual report, the GAP Initiative creates opportunities for faculty members and students to engage leaders in the global agricultural and food security communities.

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Virginia Tech students attend the Chicago Council Global Food Security Forum in Washington, D.C., as part of the GAP Initiative.

Visit to learn more about GAP Initiative and read the latest GAP Report.