green revolution meaning

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Noun: green revolution
  1. The introduction of pesticides and high-yield grains and better management during the 1960s and 1970s which greatly increased agricultural productivity

Derived forms: green revolutions

Type of: revolution

Encyclopedia: Green revolution

noun [sing.]


the dramatic increase in the quantity of crops such as rice and wheat produced, which happened in the second half of the twentieth century as the result of more scientific methods of agriculture


a dramatic rise in concern about the environment in countries with developed industries

Large improvements in recent decades in agricultural productivity in less developed countries (LDCs), due to improved plant varieties and widespread use of fertilizer and pesticides. This has raised living standards in many countries, and staved off a Malthusian crisis which might otherwise have resulted from persistent high population growth rates.


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