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Global yield gaps for maize and wheat

October 19, 2015

Global-Yield-Gaps-for-Maize-and-Wheat1A yield gap refers to the difference between how much food a farm actually produces and how much food it would be capable of producing if appropriate practices, inputs, technologies and knowledge were applied.

The Global Yield Gap and Water Productivity Atlas seeks to provide the best available estimate of the world’s exploitable yield gap to better inform major crop-producing countries in creating solutions and investing in technologies to close these gaps.

Access atlas data here or click the poster to the right to view relative yield gaps for maize and wheat globally.