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At the World Food Prize Symposium in Iowa on Oct. 13, 2010 Farm Foundation, Global Harvest Initiative, and USDA’s Economic Research Service (ERS) released the The 2010 GAP Report™ .  In our world of expanding populations, it is estimated the current rate of agricultural productivity growth is cannot meet the world’s growing demands for food.  Farm Foundation President Neil Conklin stated the only answer to meeting the food needs of the future "we must increase the rate of productivity growth an average of 25 percent more per year over the next 40 years,”.  

The report outlines key elements required to achieve the necessary agricultural productivity growth rate including "
expanded and better focused research, approvals of new science-based technologies, liberalizing and strengthening the global rules-based trading system, strengthening and streamlining international development programs, and finding ways to mobilize private sector investment and involvement." 

The Grow Your Own Meal™ (GYOM™)  mission focuses on achieving the "mobilization of private sector investment" by operator of an incubator for the development of innovative food production techniques.   Today’s small farm operators are in the forefront of seeking new marketing opportunities and improved food production technologies to boost year round specialty crop yields to minimize operating costs and maximize profit margins.  By developing growing strategies that incorporate renewable energy sources, implement energy efficiencies and focus on expanding local markets for fresh food, small farming operations are more profitable and impact the community positively by insuring a steady supply of healthy, nutritious food.

If your passion is supporting small farmer entrepreneurs, helping
GYOM™ serves the cause of expanding the options for those who wish to be successful farmers.
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