green revolution


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Acronyms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

Green Revolution

or green revolution
n.
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

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

green′ revolu′tion


n.
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.
[1965–70]

green revolution

A program launched in the 1960s to boost world food supplies with new, high-yielding hybrid cereals.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.green 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"
References in periodicals archive ?
The launch of the report took place at the ongoing 2019 African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) in Accra.
He indicates that in this proposed green revolution, the President, Vice President, the Speaker and members of the National Legislature, the Chief Justice and Associate Justices of the Supreme Court of Liberia, Universities professors, market women, taxi drivers, and medical doctors, among others, Liberia would no longer experience hunger.
He suggested that everyone should plant a tree on his or her birthday and this culture could bring about a real green revolution only in a few years.
Member Punjab Assembly Sardar Farooq Aman Ullah Dareshak was inaugurated the campaign and said that the government is committed to bring a green revolution across the country through tree plantation.
KARACHI -- The Institute of Sustainable Halophyte Utilization (ISHU) of the University of Karachi (KU) is organizing 2nd International Conference on Sustainable Development: Halophytes for Green Revolution at the Karachi University Business School (KUBS), KU.
KARACHI -- he Institute of Sustainable Halophyte Utilization (ISHU) of the University of Karachi (KU) is organizing 2nd International Conference on Sustainable Development: Halophytes for Green Revolution at the Karachi University Business School (KUBS), KU.
Dr Bilquees Gul mentioned that the conference aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers, UN organizations, public and private national and international organization, industries and policy makers to discuss in general the sustainable use of halophytes and facilitate research to determine the efficacy of the ideas for halophytic green revolution to turn saline wastelands into a resource.
The African Development Bank is pointing the way to how this can be done, and is currently working with the World Bank, the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to mobilize US$ 1 billion to scale up agricultural technologies across Africa under a new initiative called Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation (TAAT).
The Air Chief also urged PAF families and specially the youth to come forward for the noble cause and plant as many trees as they can to bring green revolution in the country.
But Africa can learn from the experiences of the Green Revolution, set into motion by the US in the 1960s.
Talking to a delegation of PMLN Women Wing here Thursday, she said, green revolution has ushered in the province and the PML-N would clean sweep the polls in 2018 and would form the governments in the centre as well in all the four provinces.

Full browser ?