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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.