"What Was the Green Revolution?" delves into a pivotal period in agricultural history that unfolded in the mid-20th century.
The Green Revolution, was when agricultural output and crop yields increased dramatically due to efforts to spread agricultural technology.
After WWII, these agricultural shifts started in the industrialized world and eventually became worldwide by the late 1980s.During the Green Revolution, high-yield plant varieties, especially wheat and rice, were developed. This made more food available in the 1940s and 1960s and saved people from going hungry in developing countries.
William Gaud was the first to use the term “green revolution.” Norman Borlaug is known as the “Father of the Green Revolution.” M.S. Swaminathan, a geneticist known as the “Father of the Green Revolution in India,” helped the government of India start the Green Revolution in 1965.
India purchased 18,000 tons of HYV wheat from Mexico when it first started using its techniques, setting the stage for the Green Revolution.