The Green Revolution began during the 1970s and 1980s, in an attempt to increase the nutrition in food crops and to make species of food crops more uniform and robust. Scientists developed strains of hybrid plants, such as wheat, rice, and maize that quantitatively produced more food that was of better quality. This research was led by Dr. Norman Borlaug in Mexico and others under the sponsorship of the Rockefeller Foundation during the 1960s.
There were several techniques that the scientists used to help increase yield and appearance of crops. First, genetic engineering was used, such as cross breeding plants for desirable qualities. Other methods were also used, such as expensive fertilizers, irrigation, heavy machinery, and pesticides and herbicides. These techniques were all used together to dramatically increase the yield of crops in many different third world countries, whose population was increasing at the fastest rate.
The Green Revolution was an influence and a disappointment to some people that it affect the most. It affected society, agriculture, and new technology. The wheat yield increased over time. As that was happening population grew and failure occurred. From land being dead tired to new technology, where it was easy to get fast money. Although the Green Revolution was started to end world hunger and the disparity in developing countries, it caused other consequences which included population growth and changes in genetic diversity of certain plants and cultural lifestyles. This revolution introduced the use of new technology and many scientifically altered crops to the world. With the rise in food supply, the population increased and some countries weren’t as starving as before. But with the advancement in technology and crop varieties, the environment and some societies suffered. Before the revolution, many countries were miserable. Without enough food supply to feed their people, the populations were vulnerable to disease and could be a threat to more successful areas.
Significance of the Problem
Some of the problems of green Revolution are: The effect of Green. revolution primarily have been felt on food grains including wheat, rice, jowar, bajra, maize and production of these crops have gone high. But it has wrested areas form coarse cerials, pulses and oilseeds. The Green Revolution technology has given birth to growing disparities in economic development. It has so far affected only 40% of the total cropped area and 60% is still untouched by it. The green revolutions also have effected to only effect to only those areas which were already better from agricultural point of view. The Green Revolution has created widespread unemployment among agricultural labourers in rural areas and the worst hit are the poor and the landless people.
Agriculture under Green...