Global Yield Gap and Water Productivity Atlas for Jordan, Morocco, and Tunisia

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U.S. Agency for International Development
Project Status: 
Start Date: 
11 September 2013
End Date: 
31 July 2015

Global carrying capacity for food production and our ability to protect carbon-rich and biodiverse natural ecosystems from conversion to cropland ultimately depend on achieving maximum possible yields on every hectare of currently used arable land. Yet, for most major crop producing regions of the world, there are no reliable data on the exploitable gap between current average farm yield and yield potential or water productivity, the efficiency with which water is converted to food.
This project will produce the first Global Yield Gap Atlas for Morocco, Jordan, and Tunisia. It will be a transparent, reproducible, agronomically accurate, interactive map-based web platform to estimate the exploitable gaps in yield for the four major food crops in each country.  The research is being carried out as part of a global assessment of the yield gap.

Research Results and Progress Reports

Progress Report: October - December 2014

Posted: 26 January 2015 | Progress Report

During this reporting quarter:

Progress Report: July - September 2014

Posted: 15 September 2014 | Progress Report

For the Global Yield Gap Atlas (GYGA) project, the second half of 2014 marks a six-month period of data collection for weather data, soil data, and crop yield, and management data.

Progress Report: April - June 2014

Posted: 15 June 2014 | Progress Report

During this reporting quarter, the team achieved the following:

Progress Report: January - March 2014

Posted: 15 March 2014 | Progress Report

During this reporting quarter, the team achieved the following: