2019 GAP Report Press Coverage

October 22, 2019

Agri-Pulse: GAP Report pegs necessary production increase at 1.73%

by Spencer Chase
October 16, 2019

“The report also points to ‘widespread adoption of improved agricultural technologies and best farm management practices’ increasing global output by 60% over the last 40 years; global cropland has increased by just 5% over the same time period.”

Food Ingredients First: Increasing crop and livestock outputs critical to future food security

by Benjamin Ferrer
October 17, 2019

“New analysis by Virginia Tech asserts that global agricultural productivity must increase to an average annual rate of 1.73 percent – from the current 1.63 percent – to meet growing demand.”

Feedstuffs: Ag productivity slows in ag powerhouses

by Jacqui Fatka
October 17, 2019

“The report calls for a strong focus on countries with high rates of population growth, persistent low levels of agricultural productivity and significant shifts in consumption patterns — the primary drivers of unsustainable agricultural practices, such as converting forests to cropland and rangeland.”

Progressive Farmer: Ag Productivity Gains Needed to Meet Future Population Demands

by Chris Clayton
October 21, 2019

“The report states that without intervention, current agricultural productivity trends ‘will produce significant negative consequences for environmental sustainability, economic development and human nutrition.’ Farmers will use both more land and water to boost production, which will put more strains on the natural resources already threatened by climate change, the report states.”

ScienceDaily: Accelerating global agricultural productivity growth is critical

October 16, 2019

“The report calls attention to the alarmingly low levels of productivity growth in low-income countries, where there also are high rates of food insecurity, malnutrition, and rural poverty.”


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