The Case for Productivity


The 2023 GAP Report Launch

October 3, 2023 | Washington, D.C.

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Expert Library

The GAP Initiative benefits from the expertise of farmers and producers as well as individuals from the private sector, NGOs, conservation and nutrition organizations, Virginia Tech and other universities, and global research institutions. Hear from these representatives in curated, solo interview cuts here. To watch the events they were part of, view the full GAP Initiative events below.

Case for Productivity: Hellen Wanjiko Waweru

Hear directly from Hellen Waweru, a Kenyan smallholder farmer, as she shares her farming practices, challenges, and hopes for the future in this documentary short.

M. Ray McKinnie of Virginia State University on Agricultural Extension

Virginia State University’s M. Ray McKinnie shares his thoughts on the goals of the 1890 land-grant university extension system, the impact of COVID-19 on the work of Virginia Cooperative Extension, and the perspective of African-American farmers.

International Versions

Below, find the GAP Report animation translated via closed captioning in French, Hindi, Spanish, and Swahili for worldwide distribution.





Partner Videos

The GAP Initiative benefits from the expertise of our supporting and consultative partners around the globe. In this section, find videos offering important perspectives on critical issues facing agriculture in the U.S. and around the world.

Building trust between communities within agriculture systems overcomes barriers and facilitates the adoption of new technologies and practices for productivity and resilience. That is one of the goals behind the Krishi Jyoti project, a collaboration by the S.M. Sehgal Foundation and The Mosaic Company. Since 2008, the project has helped close the productivity gap by helping farmers improve their nutrient and water management practices.

SELEVER, a program implemented by Tanager, an international development organization, leverages and transforms the poultry sector in Burkina Faso to increase the quality, efficiency, and reach of inclusive poultry services, improve women’s economic and social outcomes within the supply chain, and increase consumption of safe and nutritious foods.

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