Global Yield Gap Atlas
Decision-making abilities for your next investment in agriculture are only as good as the data in front of you.
The world's leading database on high-quality agronomic data with local to global relevance that covers up to 13 major food crops across 70 countries and six continents with the following data:
The data serves research, strategic decision making and local-global actions that aim to improve yield and resource use efficiency by public and private sectors.
UPDATE: GYGA got featured in the recently-published 2022 Sustainable Development Report by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN)! Check out the 'Yield Gap Closure' indicator in the SDR 2022 here!
The GYGA platform - what makes GYGA a unique database?
Currently, the country by crop combinations included in GYGA account for 88%, 76%, 55% and 71% respectively, of the global rice, maize, wheat and soybean growing areas.
Research expertise by the GYGA team
The GYGA team (University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Wageningen University & Research) consists of world-leading scientists on agronomy and resource use efficiency who will be happy to support you to achieve your goals. We always work in collaboration with country agronomists from reputable institutions with knowledge on production systems, soils, and climate to ensure local relevance and a strong agronomic foundation. See our partners across the globe here.
Possible areas of future research include:
Who is GYGA for?
Public and non-profit organisations
|How could GYGA benefit your organisation?|
Your go-to database platform
Save your time with all-in-one platform on high quality and locally relevant data on crop yield, yield gaps and agronomic data
Strategic decision-making support
Reduce risk and uncertainty in your strategic decision making with high-quality and locally relevant data
Prioritise your investments
Optimise your revenue and cost-saving by using the data to prioritise investments that could give the highest return and resource use efficiency
A starting point to close yield gap in the field
Serves as a foundation for further studies on how to close yield gaps in the field and determine relevant local actions
Get a more accurate investment analysis
Perform ex-ante and ex-post potential impact assessment of an investment
Analyses on food security, land use and resource use efficiency
Undertake analyses on food security and potential areas for sustainable intensification to optimise your return.
|Invites 60,000 visitors every year||Over 19,000 data downloads per year, averaged over the past 5 years||Produced dozens and triggered hundreds of highly-cited publications over the past 10 years||Included as the Yield Gap Closure indicator for the assessment of SDG2 by UN-SDSN|
|Guillaume Lafortune, |
Director at Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) Paris
|Wijnand van IJssel, |
Senior Advisor Food Security at the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs
|“It is our ambition to add indicators on water use efficiency and nutrient use efficiency with the best available (agronomically robust) data. The Atlas can deliver this. It is also SDSN’s ambition to publish such indicators annually to monitor progress of realising the SDGs. Hence frequent updates of data are critical."||“The Atlas has the potential to be an important diagnostic tool for evidence-based policy dialogue, policy making and policy implementation around different SDGs, particularly also for developing countries. The expansion of the global data is critical for applications in integrated agriculture and land management, raising productivity in a sustainable manner."|
Would you like to get GYGA data regularly updated and expanded to benefit your organisation?
Be amongst the first 15 sponsors and annual licensees of GYGA and get your benefits.
GYGA has come a long way. GYGA started as a research project in 2011, and it has now transitioned into a first of its kind database that provides high-quality and locally-relevant data on yield gaps and agronomic data used by thousands across sectors (companies, public, research institute-academia, NGOs).
In order to grow into a comprehensive and self-sustaining global database, we are looking for your contribution to determine the future development of GYGA and bring the platform to the next level!