AG Green Revolution - Jennifer Dinan 11/26/06 AG201 The...

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Jennifer Dinan 11/26/06 AG201 The term Green Revolution is used to describe the transformation of agriculture in many developing nations that led to significant increases in cereal production between the 1940s and 1960s. This transformation occurred as the result of programs of agricultural research largely funded by the Rockefeller Foundation, the Ford Foundation, and national governments. The Green Revolution began in Mexico in 1943. The primary goal for the Green Revolution was to aid in the nation’s industrial development and economic growth. Mexico’s experience of agricultural development was judged as a success. The Rockefeller Foundation sought to spread the Green Revolution to other nations. The Green Revolution spread to India next. It continued to spread throughout the world. The projects within the Green Revolution spread technologies that had already existed, but had not been widely used outside of industrialized nations. These technologies included pesticides, irrigation projects, and synthetic nitrogen fertilizer. Scientists created strains of maize, wheat, and rice that are generally referred to as HYVs
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This note was uploaded on 04/18/2008 for the course AG 201 taught by Professor Dillivan during the Spring '08 term at Southeast Missori State University.

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