Coordinating partners of GYGA Coordinating partners of GYGA

Wageningen University & Research (WUR), Plant Production Systems (WUR-PPS)

Wageningen University & Research (WUR) is a leading international knowledge institute in the fields of sustainable agricultural systems, environmental quality, nutrition and health, rural policy, and processes of social change. WUR has been involved in research partnerships throughout sub-Saharan Africa for three decades, seeking integrated solutions to deteriorating rural livelihoods and nutritional status of the population, lagging productivity of agricultural systems, land degradation and decreasing (agro-) biodiversity. WUR's Plant Production Systems (WUR-PPS) chair group has an international reputation in systems analysis and simulation modeling of interactions among agricultural systems and sustainability and multi-functionality issues. WUR-PPS research focuses on developing quantitative tools and approaches that enable integrated assessment of current and alternative cropping systems, farming systems, and agricultural land use, in temperate and tropical regions throughout the world.


University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL)

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) is recognized by the Carnegie Foundation as a doctoral/very high research activity university. Through its missions of education, research, and outreach, UNL provides leadership across the state and nation and around the world, especially in the area of international agricultural research and development. For example, since 1979, UNL has provided global leadership to the USAID-supported International Sorghum and Millet Collaborative Research Support Program (INTSORMIL), which has fostered strong collaborative agricultural research and capacity building programs in 21 countries throughout Central America and Africa (including Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, and Tanzania).

In 2010, the University of Nebraska established the Water for Food Institute (WFI).The WFI supports a portfolio of research, policy analysis, and educational programs focused specifically on the efficiency and sustainability of water use in agriculture, the quantity and quality of water resources, and human issues that affect decision-making processes concerning water resources.


Wageningen University & Research (WUR), Wageningen Environmental Research (formerly Alterra)

Wageningen Environmental Research (formerly Alterra), a part of WUR, is an organisation for research, development, consultancy and knowledge transfer, in a multitude of disciplines related to the environment and its sustainable use: flora and fauna, soil, water and climate, geo-information and remote sensing, landscape and spatial planning. Besides research, Wageningen Environmental Research (Alterra) provides services such as software engineering, production and visualization of spatial data and management of large, complex databases.

UNL and WUR-PPS lead the development of a global, transparent, robust, and reproducible protocol to determine yield gaps and water productivity and to scale this up from local to national estimates. Wageningen Environmental Research (Alterra) is responsible for the development of the mapview interface and interactive website. 

Martin van Ittersum

Marloes van Loon

Majid Ali Magham

 Priska Prasetya



Patricio Grassini


Haishun Yang

Jose Andrade

Ken Cassman

Fatima Amor Tenorio



Hendrik Boogaard

 Hugo de Groot

 Steven Hoek