2018 GAP Report Press Coverage

January 28, 2019

This article appeared first in November 2018 on the website of the Global Harvest Initiative, the previous host institution for the GAP Report.

Agri-Pulse: Latest GAP report sounds hunger warnings for poor countries

by Philip Brasher
October 17, 2018

“Agricultural productivity growth in low-income countries is falling further behind the increase needed to feed their growing populations, and the output of rich nations is insufficient as well.”

DTN News: Global Food Gap Growing
Group Warns Food Supply Won’t Meet Future Demand Without Productivity Gains

by Chris Clayton,
October 17, 2018

“This is the fifth-straight year the report has shown a wider spread between future food supply and future demand. The report warns that if this trend isn’t reversed, the world may not be able to provide the necessary food, feed, fiber and biofuels for a growing global population.”

Hagstrom Report: Consumer trends transform agriculture

By Jerry Hagstrom
October 17, 2018

“According to the report, today’s consumers expect much more from their agriculture and food systems than in previous generations. Through their purchases, consumers express their preferences and values and help shape decisions producers and retailers make.”

Feedstuffs: Lagging productivity growth limiting ag’s global capacity

By Jacqui Fatka
October 17, 2018

“According to the GAP Report, global agricultural productivity must increase by 1.75% annually to meet the demands of nearly 10 billion people in 2050. The GAP Index™ – shows the current rate of growth is only 1.51%. The rate of agricultural productivity growth for low-income countries is particularly troubling, reaching only 0.96% annually.”

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