Global Yield Gap Atlas announces Bayer as a Silver sponsor

Published on
November 14, 2022

The Global Yield Gap Atlas (GYGA) team, comprising of Wageningen University & Research (WUR) and University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL), is proud to announce Bayer as a Silver sponsor of GYGA for the next two years. The Silver sponsorship aligns with Bayer´s commitment to find the best solutions for farmers, that aims to continue to innovate, grow, and collaborate with partners to advance in agriculture transformation to meet the growing food demand while using resources more efficiently and responsibility.

“For Bayer, GYGA offers a worldwide data source of understanding the yield gap between, potential, attainable yield and what farmers are getting in their fields for main crops. Based on that, in LATAM we can drive solutions to help farmers to reduce it through the use of current technologies in a sustainable way.” says Juan Matias Ferreyra, Head of Corn & Sorghum Market Development Latin America at Bayer.

About Global Yield Gap Atlas

Global Yield Gap Atlas (GYGA), is an online global agronomic database platform for sustainable agriculture and resource use efficient agriculture. It contains locally-relevant data on yield gap, yield potential, and agronomic data (e.g. soil, crop management system) of the world’s key crops. Since 2011, GYGA offers high-quality and locally relevant data to public/private/non-profit actors to optimise yields and resource use efficiency.

GYGA is now covering ca. 70 countries with several and up to ten food crops. The platform has invited a broad usage up to 2021 with approximately 18,000 data downloads across public, private, and non-profit actors globally. The data are widely used for research, R&D investments and scenario analyses on future food security.

GYGA is fully accessible as a FAIR data source. All data are available under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. This means that data are available for FREE for non-commercial purposes. For commercial use of the data, the private company needs to pay for either a 'Commercial license fee' or a 'Sponsorship fee'. The income from sponsorship and licenses is used to maintain the database and the website and extend its coverage in terms of crops, countries, and indicators.

About Bayer

Bayer is a global company with core competencies in the fields of health and nutrition life sciences. Its products and services are designed to help people and planet thrive by supporting efforts to overcome the major challenges presented by a growing and aging global population. Bayer is committed to driving sustainable development and making a positive impact on its business. At the same time, the Group aims to increase its capacity to generate revenue and generate value through innovation and growth. The Bayer brand is synonymous with trust, reliability and quality worldwide. In fiscal year 2020, the Group employed some 100,000 people and had a turnover of €41.4 billion. R&D expenses before special events amounted to €4.9 billion..