North American farmers are among the most productive producers in the world, but rising food needs from a growing world population require us to increase productivity even more. Do you think we can meet this demand? What improvements do you plan to make in your farming operation next year?
Since 2010, Global Harvest Initiative (GHI) has released an annual Global Agricultural Productivity Report® (GAP Report®) “to serves as a benchmark to analyze agricultural productivity growth. Each year, the report is updated to mark progress made toward sustainably doubling agricultural output over the next 40 years.”
Highlights from the 2012 GAP Report are presented in this two-part series to help you see what’s needed to Be Ready in the future.
“The 2012 GAP Report® determines that we cannot meet future global food demand unless agricultural productivity increases are achieved in every region of the world,” says Dr. Margaret Zeigler, GHI Executive Director. “To maximize the output of every resource committed to food production, we must facilitate public and private sector investments in developing nations, the application of science- and information-based technologies, liberalized trade and other policies that will foster this ambitious mandate by 2050.”
The agriculture industry needs strong leadership to meet the challenges ahead. Case IH and North American farmers can and will provide that leadership.