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Green Revolution

or green revolution
A significant increase in agricultural productivity beginning in the 1940s and resulting from the introduction of high-yield varieties of grains, the use of pesticides, and improved management techniques.

green revolution

(Agriculture) the introduction of high-yielding seeds and modern agricultural techniques in developing countries

green′ revolu′tion

a large increase in the yield of grain crops, esp. in underdeveloped nations, begun in the late 1960s and managed with the use of new plant varieties, chemical fertilizers, and nontraditional farming techniques.

green revolution

A program launched in the 1960s to boost world food supplies with new, high-yielding hybrid cereals.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: revolution - the introduction of pesticides and high-yield grains and better management during the 1960s and 1970s which greatly increased agricultural productivity
revolution - a drastic and far-reaching change in ways of thinking and behaving; "the industrial revolution was also a cultural revolution"
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They cover food security and economic development: how science is applied to solve problems of poverty, drought, and famine; science and food security: how science is used to generate efficient and optimal agricultural outputs; and food security and ecological balance: how the gains of green revolution are impacted by climate change, how science will be helpful in ensuring sustainable food security, and a roadmap from green revolution to ever-green revolution.
There is no parallel with the Green Revolution here, as Obama sought to convey in his address to Parliament.
Other projects will help the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa support African governments in developing policies that serve small farmers; help get information to farmers by radio and cell phone; support school feeding programs; provide training and resources that African governments can draw on as they regulate biotechnologies, and help women farmers in India manage their land and water resources sustainably.
Mr Cameron said his party would build "a new green revolution that reaches into every corner of the land" and criticised Labour's negative message.
Environmentalists will find familiar ground reading about early concepts of population pressure, the greenhouse effect, DDT, the green revolution, genetic engineering, cloning and the diversity of life.
Three decades after he launched the Green Revolution, agronomist Norman Borlaug is still fighting world hunger--and the doomsayers who say it's a lost cause.
A growing dependence on Green Revolution chemicals has resulted in a fragile agro-technology that can easily be unraveled by policy decisions.
Chapter 5 explores the reasons for introducing forestry in the agricultural plains and its importance in the states which have experienced the Green Revolution.
However, despite its recent green revolution, criminology has arguably yet to grasp the limits of its commentaries on environmental damage.
He said that a historical relief package has been announced for farmers which will bring about a green revolution in the country.
ISLAMABAD -- Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC), International maize and Wheat Improvement Centre (CIMMYT) and The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) are jointly celebrating Green Revolution Father and Nobel Peace Prize holder Dr.

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