Green Revolution

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  • Effects Of The Green Revolution

    Introduction Green revolution is the dispersal of modern agricultural technologies which contributed significantly to the increase of crops production in developing countries in the mid of the 20th century from the 1960s to 1980s, to meet the challenge of the possibilities of starvation due to the increase in the human population and the and the unavailability of food (Wu & Butz, 2004). From then to now cereal production has increased by 200% with a mere 30% increase in land under cultivation and only 100% increase in human population (Pingali, 2012). The green revolution saw the official formation of a system that allows plant breeders to have access to germplasms in all parts of the world. these germplasm had lines developed from more conventional…

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  • Malthusian Theory: The Rise Of The Green Revolution

    Malthusian theory indicates the exponential growth of the global population will exceed the production of agriculture, thus influencing legislative and technological innovation, in order to frame the profit-seeking motiving through a humanitarian lense to gain support. Technology has the potential to become very useful to address issues such as food insecurity and malnutrition, but has been dominated by a motive of promoting efficiency and profit. The rise of the green revolution brought about…

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  • Green Revolution Essay

    We should however, revolutionize the green revolution by adopting region and plan specific methods to help all farmers. The green revolution was targeted to aid certain agricultural output, rice and grains. The green revolution has occurred. It helped those who it was intended to help. The countries that need development aid cannot benefit from the green revolutions practices because the type of agriculture helped by the green revolution is not the same as the type of agriculture practiced by…

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  • The Objectives Of Green Revolution

    1. The primary objective of the Green Revolution was to increase yields of crops per unit of area. This approach to farming was successful starting from the 1930’s. Some of the main components of this approach include providing a great amount of water and nutrients to the crops, introducing pesticides and herbicides and inorganic fertilizer. Also, there has been a major replacement of natural grassland with monoculture crops. To have monoculture crops means to basically have one type of…

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  • Technopoly: The Surrender Of Culture To Technology

    In the works written by Neil Postman “Technopoly: The Surrender of Culture to Technology”, Stephen Lansing’s “Priests and Programmers” and Vandana Shiva’s “Biopiracy” growing technologies along with more restrictive laws can shape an individual’s freedoms as well as things that would otherwise seem “free” as in food. Postman argues a world with an increase in technology could undermine the morals within humanity and end up controlling humanity as an end result. Lansing’s research analysis is…

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  • Catastropheian Population

    Technological and agricultural developments have made it possible to produce more crops on less amount of ground. Not only did the Green Revolution make that possible, but essentially it also prevented the degradation of other land resources. If conventional farming techniques that were in place before had been used to generate that increase in production, millions of hectares of forest and natural grassland would have been used to increase the cropland required to produce that amount of food.…

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  • Global Hunger Index Case Study

    The costly inputs do not work in favour of the smaller farmers, as they cannot afford all the chemicals and pesticides. Also, in terms of sustainability, the green revolution has exhausted the soil, which will end up being useless and nothing can grow on that land. Also, it is very true that jobs were lost due to mechanism, but for farmers, its more effective and efficient to have machines compared to manpower. The most important of all is the loss of diversity. Loss of diversity os a threat to…

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  • Pros And Cons Of The Green Revolution

    Merriam Webster describes revolution as a sudden, extreme, or complete change in the way people live, work, etc. During the 1930s -1960s in South Asia there was a revolution that occurred concerning agriculture. This revolution has been marked in history as the Green Revolution. Many components went into making the Green Revolution the success that is was such as; the production of fertilizers, higher yielding crops, herbicides, and pesticides. The Green Revolution occurred due to a shortage of…

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  • The Pros And Cons Of The Green Revolution

    The rising population in the world and the same amount of land to produce more food on is a major concern in agriculture. The Green Revolution in 1960 through 1970 was big step in the advancement of agriculture throughout the world. It helped increase yields, helped with soil erosions, and help feed the rising population of this world. Along with all this increase in yields, production, and efficiency also brings some short-comings. This much increased in machinery and fertilizer is helping in…

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  • The Pros And Cons Of Genetically Modified Organisms

    In the US, there are three federal agencies testing biosafety (Borlaug, 19). There is no way to guarantee “zero biological risk,” but biotechnology products do have more stringent requirements than do conventional plants (Borlaug, 19). Monsanto corroborates claims that “GM crops have been reviewed and tested more than any other crops in the history of agriculture and have been shown to be as safe as conventional crops” based on studies by their own research teams and independent groups of…

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