The Case for Productivity

Invigorating agricultural systems for the twenty-first century

In preparation for the UN Food Systems Summit, the GAP Initiative makes the case for productivity growth as a key strategy.

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Global Agricultural Productivity Initiative at Virgina Tech

Virginia Tech College of Agriculture and Life Sciences expands its global reach with the GAP Report

The Global Agricultural Productivity Report® (GAP Report®) is produced by Virginia Tech, a leading U.S. land-grant university in Blacksburg, Virginia.

The GAP Report will create an even larger knowledge platform for the Virginia Tech College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS), which has long been a leader in empowering people around the world to sustainably produce agricultural and food products. The report is part of CALS Global, a unit within the college that builds partnerships, creates opportunities, and empowers success while serving globally.

The GAP Initiative is a series of activities that engage faculty members and students of the university in with the GAP Report and its partners. Learn more about the GAP Initiative.

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GAP Report Supporting Partners

The GAP Report is supported by investments from the Virginia Tech College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. GAP Report Supporting Partners provide financial support for the GAP Report and related activities. They offer an important perspective on critical issues facing agricultural systems in the US and around the world.

Consultative Partners

Our work is enhanced by contributions from Consultative Partners who share their knowledge and experience in agriculture, conservation, nutrition and the needs of small-scale farmers.

GAP Initiative Leadership Council and Virginia Tech Advisory Group

Leadership for the GAP Initiative is provided by the Virginia Tech College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, an external Leadership Council, and an internal advisory group of university leaders and faculty members with expertise in agricultural economics, agronomy, animal science, extension services, international development, and natural resource conservation. Members are listed here.

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