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GREEN REVOLUTION

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French Equivalent: Révolution verte

Definition:
The green revolution is the increase in crop yields based on cultivation of high—response varieties of wheat, rice, maize and millet, and intensive use of fertilizers, pesticides, irrigation and machinery.

Source Publication:
Glossary of Environment Statistics, Studies in Methods, Series F, No. 67, United Nations, New York, 1997.

Statistical Theme: Environmental statistics

Created on Tuesday, September 25, 2001

Last updated on Monday, November 12, 2001