Friday, 8 February 2013

Green Revolution

Green Revolution refers to a series of research, development, and technology transfer initiatives that increased agriculture production around the world.

The initiatives credited with saving over a billion people from starvation, involved:

  • the development of high-yielding varieties of cereal grains, 
  • the expansion of irrigation infrastructure, 
  • the modernization of management techniques, 
  • the distribution of hybridized seeds, 
  • synthetic fertilizers, and 
  • pesticides to farmers.