Accelerating Agricultural Productivity Growth for a Sustainable, Resilient World

Including the launch of the 2022 GAP Report

October 4, 2022  |  Washington, D.C. and Online

Register to attend in-person    Register for virtual webcast

Accelerating Agricultural Productivity Growth for a Sustainable, Resilient World

Including the launch of the 2022 GAP Report

October 4, 2022  |  Washington, D.C. and Online

Register to attend in-person    Register for virtual webcast

The world’s food and agricultural systems are under severe stress from the Russian invasion of Ukraine, climate change, and COVID-19, with devastating impacts on food security.  Accelerating agricultural productivity growth is fundamental to meeting today’s challenges and building more sustainable, resilient systems to withstand challenges in the future.

At this hybrid event hosted by the Global Agricultural Productivity Initiative at Virginia Tech (GAP Initiative), the Coalition on Sustainable Productivity Growth for Food Security and Resource Conservation (SPG Coalition), and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, policymakers, private-sector innovators, and research leaders will discuss the need to accelerate agricultural productivity growth and concrete actions to do so. The event will include the release of the 2022 Global Agricultural Productivity Report.

Agenda and Speaker List Coming Soon

Key Topics

What is the outlook for agricultural productivity growth in the face of the Russian invasion of Ukraine and other conflicts, COVID-19, and climate change?

Where is agricultural productivity stagnating or falling? What are the repercussions for food security and the environment?

How do we accelerate sustainable productivity growth at all scales of production? What would be the impacts if we did?

DATE:
October 4, 2022

LOCATION:
National Press Club in Washington, D.C. and Online

TIME:
In-person: 7:30 – 11:00 a.m. EST
Buffet breakfast begins at 7:30 a.m. Program starts at 8 a.m.
Online: 8:00 – 11:00 EST

COST:
Free and open to the public with pre-registration by September 20*

*A photo ID is required for entry into the National Press Club. In addition, current COVID-19 guidelines require that you must present your vaccination card or a photo of it to enter.

Event Hosts

GAP Initiative

The Global Agricultural Productivity Initiative at Virginia Tech (GAP Initiative) advocates for accelerating sustainable agricultural productivity growth at all scales of production for food and nutrition security, economic development, and environmental stewardship. The GAP Initiative collaborates with partners in the private sector, NGOs, conservation organizations, universities, and global research institutions to provide a roadmap for progress through the Global Agricultural Productivity Report (GAP Report) and engagements with partners worldwide.

SPG Coalition

The Coalition on Sustainable Productivity Growth for Food Security and Resource Conservation (SPG Coalition) is a voluntary coalition composed of almost 100 members from national governments, private sector organizations, academic and research institutions, and foundations. The objective of the SPG Coalition is to accelerate the transition to more sustainable food systems through a holistic approach to productivity growth that considers impacts and tradeoffs among multiple objectives, including, but not limited to, food security and nutrition, food affordability and accessibility, farmer and farmworker incomes and wellbeing, resource conservation, biodiversity, soil health, water quality, and climate change adaptation and mitigation.

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