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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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"The dream of the Green Revolution is fast becoming a reality with the hard work of the farmers in the district of south Bastar (Dantewada) suffering from Naxal violence," said the Chhattisgarh Chief Minister.
'As we all converge on Abidjan for this year's African Green Revolution Forum, our focus should be on implementation,' Akinwumi Adesina, President of the AfDB, said in a video statement.
This is why, William Gaud of the US had coined the term Green Revolution for indicating that we can, through green plants, achieve higher production through the productivity pathway.
Green revolution, thus, has an extensive (more and more area brought under cultivation) and an intensive (several crops cultivated during the year on the same land) connotation.
Yet, there was another side to the Green Revolution, as suggested by the subtitle of Tom Deiters' and Hibert Kamphuisen's 2011 documentary, Toxic Tears: The Darker Side of the Green Revolution.
Zeigler predicted, more robust C4 and nitrogen-fixing rice varieties will be developed that will further increase rice harvests for a third Green Revolution.
As a consequence of the Green Revolution, we now grow our food in soil that's depleted of nutrients and chock-full of chemicals and artificial fertilizers.
Jane Karuku, the President of the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa said, "When we talk about a unique Green Revolution for Africa, we are talking about something that is indeed revolutionary, which is the development of a modern, highly productive agricultural sector that remains focused on small, family farms."
Thanks to the "green revolution" of improved agricultural techniques, crop production is growing about 10 percent per decade and climate change is likely to reduce yields by 1 percent a decade, so crop production will still go up, but not as fast, said David Lobell of Stanford University, one of the authors of the report's chapter on food problems.
With many African governments now much more interested in promoting agriculture, the Alliance for Green Revolution in Africa (Agra) is leading the way in seeking to cultivate an African green revolution
In the search for alternatives to diminish the effects of the growth of the global population and to guarantee food security for said population, a new proposal was generated during the course of the Second World War called "Green Revolution", this mode of agricultural production was created in industrialized societies and consisted in maximizing races and seeds through the so-called technological packages, which included irrigation, mechanization, chemical fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides, and concentrated foods.
Banerjee's " green revolution" may not please environmentalists but it is certainly making an impact on Kolkata roads.

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