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    [pic] The Green Revolution The world’s worst recorded food disaster occurred in 1943 in British-ruled India. Known as the Bengal Famine‚ an estimated 4 million people died of hunger that year in eastern India (which included today’s Bangladesh). Initially‚ this catastrophe was attributed to an acute shortfall in food production in the area. However‚ Indian economist Amartya Sen (recipient of the Nobel Prize for Economics‚ 1998) has established that while food shortage was a contributor to the

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    Although the Green Revolution originally described developments for rice and wheat‚ high-yielding varieties HYVs have since been developed for other major food crops important to developing countries‚ including Sorghum‚ Millet‚ Maize‚ Cassava and beans. Moreover‚ a fully fledged system of international agricultural research centres now works on many aspects of developing country agriculture (the future harvest centres that make up the consultative group on international agricultural research.)

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    Productivity gains have plateaued raising concerns about food security. All this goes to show that the country now urgently needs a follow up green revolution to the one of the 1960s which led to major breakthroughs in wheat and rice production. The next green revolution has to happen to chase the twin goals of food security and nutritional diet. Without the second revolution‚ which can be postponed at the nation’s peril‚ the supply side’s response to growing demand for food will be weak leading to disturbing

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    Green revolution has been one of the most visible forms of globalisation. This has brought about some kind of interconnectedness amongst countries. With this interconnectedness comes a form of contradiction within the Green Revolution strategy. This essay will consider important aspects such as the impact that Green revolution has had on the world as a whole‚ specifically Asia. This essay will also critically discuss the dominant tenets and power relations involved in the process of the green revolution

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    Green Revolution AN INTRODUCTION TO THE “GREEN REVOLUTIONGreen Revolution refers to a series of research‚ development‚ and technology transfer initiatives‚ occurring between the 1940s and the late 1960s‚ that increased agriculture production worldwide‚ particularly in the developing world‚ beginning most markedly in the late 1960s. The initiatives‚ led by Norman Borlaug‚ the "Father of the Green Revolution" credited with saving over a billion people from starvation and the dangerous outcomes

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    other grains were instrumental to the green revolution. The Green Revolution spread technologies that had already existed before‚ but had not been widely used outside industrialized nations. These technologies included modern irrigation projects‚ pesticides‚ synthetic nitrogen fertilizer and improved crop varieties developed through the conventional‚ science-based methods available at the time. The novel technological development of the Green Revolution was the production of novel wheat cultivars

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    Green Revolution From Wikipedia‚ the free encyclopedia For other uses‚ see Green Revolution (disambiguation). [pic] [pic] Increased use of various technologies such as pesticides‚ herbicides‚ and fertilizers as well as new breeds of high yield crops were employed in the decades after the Second World War to greatly increase global food production. |[pic] | |Agriculture

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    Case 20 The Green Revolution Rockefeller Foundation‚ 1943 Scott Kohler Background. For the last five years‚ we’ve had more people starving and hungry. But something has happened. Pakistan is self-sufficient in wheat and rice‚ and India is moving towards it. It wasn’t a red‚ bloody revolution as predicted. It was a green revolution. Norman Borlaug recalls William Gaud speaking these words at a small meeting in 1968. Gaud‚ who‚ at the time‚ administered the United States Agency for International

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    increased use of fertilizers and irrigation are known collectively as the Green Revolution‚ which provided the increase in production needed to make India self-sufficient in food grains‚ thus improving agriculture in India. Hybrid high-yielding wheat was first introduced to India in 1963 by Dr. Borlaug. Borlaug has been hailed as the Father of the Green Revolution but M.S. Swaminathan is known as the "Father of the Green Revolution in India" The methods adopted included the use of high yielding varieties(HYV)

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    Green Revolution refers to a series of research‚ development‚ and technology transfer initiatives‚ occurring between the 1940s and the late 1970s‚ that increased agriculture production worldwide‚ particularly in the developing world‚ beginning most markedly in the late 1960s.[1] The initiatives‚ led byNorman Borlaug‚ the "Father of the Green Revolution" credited with saving over a billion people from starvation‚ involved the development of high-yielding varieties of cereal grains‚ expansion of irrigation

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