an increase in food production, especially in underdeveloped and developing nations, through the introduction of high-yield crop varieties and application of modern agricultural techniques.
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Origin of green revolution
First recorded in 1965–70
Words nearby green revolution
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British Dictionary definitions for green revolution
the introduction of high-yielding seeds and modern agricultural techniques in developing countries
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Scientific definitions for green revolution
The application of science to increasing agricultural productivity, including the breeding of high-yield varieties of grains, the effective use of pesticides, and improved fertilization, irrigation, mechanization, and soil conservation techniques.
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Cultural definitions for green revolution
The increase in the world production of cereals such as wheat and rice during the 1960s and 1970s because of better seed and new agricultural technology.
notes for green revolution
The green revolution greatly increased the availability of food and confounded predictions of worldwide famine that had been made in the early 1970s.
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