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green revolution

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noun Agriculture.
  1. 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
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British Dictionary definitions for green revolution

green revolution

noun
  1. the introduction of high-yielding seeds and modern agricultural techniques in developing countries
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green revolution in Science

green revolution

  1. 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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green revolution in Culture

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.

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Note

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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