The Green Revolution
It all started with a man named Dr. Norman Borlaug along with others. Developed with a sponsorship from the Rockefeller foundation and other organizations, food production of improved strains of wheat, rice, corn and other grains went up during the 1960s. This promise to end hunger became known as the Green Revolution. It increased the crop yield in India, Pakistan, Philippines, Mexico and other underdeveloped countries preventing the large scale famine.
In 1945, the history of the Green Revolution began. With Norman Borlaug’s help, the Rockefeller foundation and the Mexican government was assigned to the wheat research and production to improve the agricultural output of the country’s farm. The result was Mexico having to export their wheat instead of importing it, which was very good for them. After that, Borlaug thought it would be a good idea that India start using the hybrid wheat seeds and once again, it was successful and saved millions of people from starvation. As a result for his great actions, Norman Borlaug won the 1970 Nobel Peace Prize.
Because of the effect of the Green Revolution there were technologies that fell in 2 major categories. First, is the breeding of the new plants. Second is the agricultural practices being applied to new areas. The design of high yielding varieties or hybrid strains was made by a desire to increase crop yield and also to increase durability transport and longevity for storage. Strains are more efficient at exploiting the chemical fertilizer used, and also are designed to be easier to mechanically harvest.
GREEN HOUSE EFFECT INTRODUCTION In temperate countries some economically important plants that cannot grow outside at a very low temperature during the winter are grown in glass-walled & glass-roofed growth chambers (known as glass houses) exposed to sunlight. Glass houses are also used in sub tropical regions during winter months & relatively cold high altitude for high value ...
The Green Revolution food security of large regions such as South America, South Asia and East Asia, and a large portion of Africa has been increased. India was also established as one of the world’s largest agricultural producers. Since the human labor was no longer depended on and there was a higher level of the machinery use, farmers income rose as the production costs dropped. Agriculture now cannot meet the basic food requirements of the world’s population today. We need the Green Revolution because it has saved almost a billion human lives.