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Global Agricultural Productivity (GAP) Report®

The Global Harvest Initiative created the Global Agricultural Productivity Report® (GAP Report®) in 2010. The GAP Report is an annual revision of global strides toward sustainable agriculture and food systems (Steensland, 2019). In 2019, Virginia Tech became the first U.S. land-grant university to create a GAP Report® (Barlow, 2019). The GAP Report® is part of the Virginia Tech College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) Global Programs that focus on enriching communities at home and abroad through the development of international engagement opportunities and partnerships to tackle wicked problems affecting society (“CALS Global Programs,” 2019). The main objective of the GAP Initiative is to engage faculty, students, and other partners with the GAP Report through various networking activities (Barlow, 2019).

Ms. Ann Steensland is the coordinator of the GAP Report Initiative and lead author of the VT GAP Report. She can be contacted at: 540-231-3990, anns@vt.edu.

To learn more about the GAP Initiative, visit the sites below:

GAP Report VT News:


Productivity Growth for Sustainable Diets and More GAP initiative: https://globalagriculturalproductivity.org

Direct Link to the GAP Executive Summary:



Barlow, Z. (2019). New report says accelerating global agricultural productivity growth is critical. Retrieved November 6, 2019, from https://www.vtnews.vt.edu/content/vtnews_vt_edu/en/articles/2019/10/cals-GAPreport.html

CALS Global Programs. (2019). Retrieved November 6, 2019, from https:////www.cals.vt.edu/content/cals_vt_edu/en/global.html

Steensland, A. (2019). CALS Ann Steensland Page. Retrieved November 6, 2019, from https:////www.cals.vt.edu/content/cals_vt_edu/en/global/people/AnnS.html

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