Sub-Saharan Africa has the world’s largest gap in farm yields – 70-90 percent below their potential – according to a new research tool unveiled today. The outcome of a 6-year international collaborative research effort led by the Daugherty Water for Food Institute at the University of Nebraska and Wageningen University in the Netherlands, the Global Yield Gap and Water Productivity Atlas is the first transparent, interactive and map-based web platform to estimate exploitable gaps in yield and water productivity for major food crops worldwide.
Nebraska Innovation Campus positioned for next phase of growth
Phase I of development at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Nebraska Innovation Campus is ahead of schedule, with facilities taking shape that will attract talent, open new opportunities for students and faculty and grow Nebraska’s economy.
Rural Futures Institute seeking to build on early success
The University of Nebraska’s Rural Futures Institute had a new rural serviceship program that would send students around the state to work with community leaders to solve real-world challenges while simultaneously earning university credit.
Interim President Linder to visit Kearney, Grand Island
Interim University of Nebraska President James Linder, M.D., will visit Kearney and Grand Island Oct. 13-14 to speak to business and community leaders; meet with University of Nebraska at Kearney faculty, staff and students; and participate in other activities in the community.
Harnessing data is subject of Water for Food Global Conference
Mobilizing new data gathering capabilities to improve global water and food security is the subject of the sixth annual Water for Food Global Conference, hosted by the Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Institute at the University of Nebraska in association with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Oct. 19-22 in Seattle, Wash.