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Agriculture - The Green Revolution

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What is the Green Revolution?


The Green Revolution occurred during the 1960's and 1970's. It involved the introduction of High Yielding Varieties (HYV's) of rice and wheat. The aim of the Green Revolution was to increase food production and encourage self-sufficiency in LEDCs.

What are the benefits of the Green Revolution?

The CAP has had a significant impact on the environment

  • In Punjab and Haryana, India, the yields or rice and wheat trebled

What problems have been caused by the Green Revolution?

  • An increase in rural to urban migration
  • Rural Poverty
  • The fertilisers and machinery was often too expensive for farmers
  • Many people were made unemployed by the introduction of machinery


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