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green revolution

A generic term for a constellation of research, development and technology-transfer initiatives that increase agriculture yields around the world, linked to high-yield grains, expanded irrigation, modernised land management, hybrid seeds, synthetic fertilisers and pesticides.

green revolution

the process by which humans have exploited new hybrid varieties of food crops such as barley, rice, maize and wheat to meet their requirements. New varieties have been produced by crossing and selection and by GENETIC ENGINEERING. The green revolution has had particularly dramatic effects on developing countries. For example, wheat yields in Mexico have increased by about 300% since the introduction of a new dwarf variety in 1960. However, the attempts at plant improvements have not always been of benefit to the peasant farmer.
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Annan has been Chairman of AGRA, the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa.
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Many other nations soon adapted Green Revolution agriculture, which now included corn and rice.
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He said, "Pakistan is one of the top 10 producers of wheat in the world" and added that the Punjab government was striving for a green revolution through sustainable development.
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