2018 Global Agricultural Productivity Report® (GAP Report®), Global Harvest Initiative, Washington, D.C., October 2018

Co-Authors: Ms. Ann Steensland, Deputy Director, GHI and Dr. Margaret Zeigler, Executive Director, GHI


Global Harvest Initiative (GHI) is grateful for the data and expertise on productivity provided by Dr. Keith Fuglie and Dr. Nicholas Rada of the USDA Economic Research Service, as well as the analytical support of Kelly Winquist of John Deere. Thank you to the GHI Board Members* and Steering Committee Members** for their leadership and to the technical and communications staff of our Member Companies for their advice and support.

Corteva Agriscience™, the Agriculture Division of DowDuPont

Mr. Doyle Karr, GHI Board Chair*

Ms. Jennifer Billings**

Dr. Marc Albertsen

John Deere

Mr. Aaron Wetzel*

Ms. Kasey Kelly**

Mr. Cobus DuToit

Mr. John Rauber

Ms. Kelly Winquist

Monsanto Company (Acquired by Bayer AG)

Ms. Pam Strifler*

Ms. Kasey Gillette**

Dr. Venkata Kishore

Ms. Fiona Woody

The Mosaic Company

Mr. Ben Pratt*

Ms. Natali Archibee**

Dr. Ismail Cakmak

Mr. Adam Herges

Smithfield Foods

Mr. Stewart Leeth*

Ms. Heather Houston**

Ms. Rachel Hart

The 2018 GAP Report® benefited from the insights and contributions provided by our Consultative Partner Organizations.

We particularly wish to acknowledge the contributions of the following:


Ms. Eve Angerosa

Mr. Paul Guenette

Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN)

Ms. Bonnie McClafferty

Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture

Mr. Robert G. Ahern

Mr. Daniel Rodriguez

Dr. Miguel Garcia Winder

The Nature Conservancy

Ms. Carmen Carrión

Ms. Ginya Truitt Nakata

2018 GAP Report® Design and Editing (print and website):

Dinsmore Designs

Chris Dinsmore, graphic designer and Joan Cox, artist


Jon Gavejian, senior website project manager and Andrea Macino, senior digital strategist

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