The 2014 GAP Report® uncovers both challenging and promising trends that impact global food security. Our findings indicate that productivity in agriculture is not accelerating fast enough to meet the expected agricultural demand by 2050 through sustainable practices. This serves as a call to action to invest in proven strategies that boost productivity and conserve the natural resource base.
The report also highlights the rise of promising new global revolutions in agriculture and provides a spotlight on the special case of India. Some 50 years after the Green Revolution began, India has made tremendous progress, becoming self-sufficient in food grains and initiating the “White Revolution” in dairy production. New revolutions in horticulture, aquaculture, poultry and dairy production, data and innovation, extension, and especially in gender and women’s rights, are beginning to bear fruit. The 2014 GAP Report® traces the path of India’s agricultural successes, highlights new agricultural challenges the nation faces and discusses the policies and investments needed to continue and expand the story of success.