Water for Food
Campaign Goal: Create the premier institution in the world for water research, education and policy.
- Created the Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Institute.
- Hired founding Executive Director Roberto Lenton, an international expert in water and food security.
- Hired a director of research, director of policy, a Nebraska Water Center director and two Daugherty distinguished fellows.
- Implemented flagship programs: the Global Yield Gap and Water Productivity Atlas, a web-based, advanced modeling and mapping tool to identify existing farmland around the globe where significant gaps exist between actual and potential yields for different crops.