GAP Report™ Media Coverage

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The October 13 event to launch the Global Harvest Initiative’s inaugural Global Agricultural Productivity Report™ and Global Agricultural Productivity Index™ brought together many experts and leaders from the agricultural industry. Below are a few select links to articles, as well as additional media coverage of Executive Director Bill Lesher resulting from the launch of the Gap Report™ at the 2010 World Food Prize in Des Moines, Iowa.

 “Wal-Mart to boost buying from small and local farms” – Reuters – October 14, 2010

“Wal-Mart, they are a very big outfit. If they require their suppliers to meet sustainability requirements, that will have significant implications,” said Bill Lesher, executive director of the Global Harvest Initiative…  “It will benefit large farmers, small farmers; it will be helpful to everyone.”

 “Agriculture groups say food productivity lagging” – Reuters – October 13, 2010

“Ag Faces World Production Gap” – The Progressive Farmer – October 13, 2010

 “World’s Needs Growing Faster Than Ag Productivity” – Farm Futures – October 13, 2010

 “Agriculture Groups Say Food Productivity Lagging” – Agroinformatics – October 14, 2010

 “Major Boost in Agricultural Productivity Needed” – Science Insider – October 13, 2010

“Food production growth not keeping pace” – Western Farm Press – October 13, 2010

 Read the 2010 GAP Report™, press release and view additional materials from the October 13 event.

 http://www.globalharvestinitiative.org/GAP.htm

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