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BRIDGING THE GAP: A GLOBAL HARVEST INITIATIVE. Jerry Steiner, Executive Vice President, Monsanto Company. A New Vision for Agriculture: 20/20/20. Goals for Each Decade …. 20% INCREASE IN PRODUCTION. 20% DECREASE IN GHG EMISSIONS (per ton of output). 20% DECREASE IN RURAL POVERTY.

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bridging the gap a global harvest initiative

BRIDGING THE GAP: A GLOBAL HARVEST INITIATIVE

Jerry Steiner, Executive Vice President, Monsanto Company

a new vision for agriculture 20 20 20
A New Vision for Agriculture: 20/20/20

Goals for Each Decade …

20% INCREASE

IN PRODUCTION

20% DECREASE

IN GHG EMISSIONS (per ton of output)

20% DECREASE IN RURAL POVERTY

the global agricultural productivity gap
The Global Agricultural Productivity GAP™

Source: Farm Foundation, NFP calculations (2010) based on USDA ERS data.

federal research spending lags in agriculture
Federal Research Spending Lags in Agriculture

Total R&D by Agency, FY 2011

Budget authority in billions of dollars

Source: AAAS, OMB R&D budget data, agency budget justifications, and other agency documents.

R&D includes conduct of R&D and R&D facilities.

u s corn growers conserving resources
U.S. Corn Growers Conserving Resources

20%

aggregate reduction thru 2008

Goal: 33% aggregate reduction

1 Source: Field to Market Alliance; indexed to actual values in year 2000