2020 GAP Report and Launch
Pandemic-scale disease and pest outbreaks sicken and kill people, livestock, and crops with alarming frequency. The 2020 Global Agricultural Productivity Report (GAP Report) explores the impact of disease and pest outbreaks on agricultural productivity, food security and nutrition, livelihoods, and environmental sustainability.
The report was released on October 12, 2020, with a documentary-style film, Agricultural Productivity in a Time of Pandemics; Stories from the Front Lines. In the film, agricultural producers and researchers from Kenya, Burkina Faso, India, Peru, and the U.S. describe the pandemic-scale outbreaks threatening our agriculture systems and the important role of productivity growth in building resilience.