GREEN REVOLUTION

An innovative way to increase crops outputs!

What's the Green Revolution?

The Green Revolution is a process where biotechnology is used to increase crop outputs, areas, and yields. In this process plants are genetically modified to be more resistant, more nutritional, and better than other crops!

Economic Results

Green Revolutions have also been proved to have beneficial economic effects. Increased demand for pesticides stimulates the manufacturing sector, causing more jobs. More jobs are also created in the agricultural sector. Because of the fact that Green Revolutions cause the need for more machinery, more jobs are created to make these dams, etc. All of this results in more money for the farmers, the economy, and the government.

Effects on Crops

Thanks to the genetic modification techniques used in the Green Revolution, crops have become more sustainable to different environments. Also, the overall quality of crops has increased. Because genetic modification enables only the best crops to be reproduced, all the crops grown will be of the same good quality. They are also resistant to pesticides and herbicides.

Example

Green Revolutions have been proven to work in many countries. For example, the Green Revolution in India took place from 1967 to 1978, and it resulted in a grain output of 131 million tons (from 1978-79), the yield per unit of land increased 30% between 1947-1979, and increased crop areas from 7% to 22%.