THE GREEN REVOULUTION
What is the green revolution?
The green revolution is the road to development and success. It is the pathway taken by countries who are ready to succeed and move forward in all aspects of their countries well-being. In the early 1990's projections showed the number of estimated people would far pass the number of resources available. While population grew exponentially, agriculture grew at a linear rate. There were countless mouths to feed, with no resources to feed them. The green revolution was created by Norman Borlaug a persistent man who stopped at nothing to overcome the battle of hunger. Using the concepts of bio-technology he founded this revolution in 1943. It began on Mexican land, their goal was to alleviate hunger and starvation by improving agricultural techniques and bit-technology. They created genetically modified wheat, rice, corn, and other essential crops to rescue third world countries from the brink of starvation. Which they succeeded in. These crop had a high yield and were disease, and famine resistant. This made farming easier, more reliable, and efficient. The green revolution led to the modernization of agriculture, and has had a tremendous social, economical and political impact.
Good things about the green revolution...
- India was transformed into a starving country to an exporter of food because of the greeen revolution
- Created plenty of jobs in India that were not just agricultural jobs but industrial jobs
- The Green Revolution resulted in a record grain output of 131 million tons in 1978-1979
- India paid back all loans it had taken from the World Bank dealing with the Green Revolution
An Example of a Country that has Benefited from the green revolution...
India was on the brink of starvation and was dying off one child at a time. India's food supply was a low priority on the British's agenda, so when they became independent in 1947, food security was the number one issue. The lacked the human strength, and were extremely malnutrition ed. This awareness led to the start of the green revolution. The green revolution was applied to the period of 1967-1978, and is still used today in India The green revolution did not move smoothly at first, because the farmers did not trust the scientists. But after gaining their trust the green revolution changed India's 2 ton export to 6 tons of wheat. India today is now one of the leading exporters and produce almost 4.5 million tons of wheat, but not only in wheat but in rice as well.