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Lecture 23: Green Revolution

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Department
International Development
Course
INTD 200
Professor
Warren Allmand
Semester
Fall

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Lecture 23: Green Revolution 12/16/12 9:22 AM Green Revolution CGIAR: Consultative Group n International Agriculture Research • International Rice Institution (IRRI) • CIMMYT • International Research Centers • 16 centers now Grew out of concerns about famine 50s, 60s, and early 70s. • Malthusian concepts • Particularly in India • Focus on increasing food Production • Cold War Area: feed the population or communism Scientific research on key food crops – rice, wheat, corn—to increase yields. • Established through conventional processes of growing • Dwarf varieties: short varieties, lower to the ground • Responsive to fertilizers • Less photo sensitive, can grow in different seasons • Shorter maturation times • Breed to be resistant to different kinds of diseases Transfer of Technology (ToT a
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