2023 Global Agricultural Productivity Report Launch

August 29, 2023

Sustainable productivity growth is recognized as a tool for creating resilient food systems that create returns for producers, society, the environment, and the economy.

If producers at all scales of production are able to access proven, sustainable, appropriate, productivity-enhancing tools, including technologies and practices, significant strides can be made in closing the total factor productivity growth gap. Increasing access to and adoption of proven-productivity enhancing tools will require investment in strengthening the enabling environment, addressing influences of food system actor behaviors, and mitigating the effects of external shocks and forces.

The upcoming launch of the 2023 GAP Report will feature a panel of global experts and producers for a solution-oriented discussion examining:

  • the relationship between productivity, sustainability, and climate change,
  • accelerating productivity growth – examples of what works, and
  • scaling up solutions – implications for policy, partnerships, and research priorities.


2023 Global Agricultural Productivity Report Launch

October 3, 2023
7:30 AM – 11:00 AM EST
In-Person or Virtual

The event will be broadcast on the GAP Initiative website, globalagriculturalproductivity.org



The Global Agricultural Productivity Report (GAP Report) is published by the Virginia Tech College of Agriculture and Life Sciences every October. In addition to presenting global, regional, and national productivity data from the USDA Economic Research Service, the GAP Report incorporates expertise from the private sector, NGOs, universities, and global agricultural research institutions.

The GAP Report is made possible thanks to investments by the Virginia Tech College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and by contributions from our supporting partners, Bayer, Corteva Agriscience™, John Deere, The Mosaic Company, and Smithfield Foods.

Our work is enhanced by contributions from technical partners who share their knowledge and experience in agriculture, conservation, nutrition and the needs of small-scale farmers: ACDI/VOCA, Farm Foundation, HarvestPlus, Heifer International, International Fertilizer Development Center, Inter-American Institute for Cooperation in Agriculture, International Potato Center (CIP), The Nature Conservancy, New Markets Lab, Purdue University Center for Global Food Security, Sasakawa Africa Association, Sehgal Foundation, Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute at the University of Nebraska, Supporters of Agricultural Research (SoAR) Foundation, and Tanager.

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