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Soon after Borlaug's success with wheat, his colleagues at the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research developed high-yield rice varieties that quickly spread the Green Revolution through most of Asia.
The Green Revolution called for converting as many people as possible into rice-eaters.
500 crore is proposed for starting a programme of crop diversification that would promote technological innovation and encourage farmers to choose crop alternatives in the original green revolution States as these States are facing the problem of stagnating yields and over-exploitation of water resources.
AGRA has called for "a uniquely African green revolution, one that places smallholder farmers first, which protects biodiversity, promoting sustainability and advancing prosperity".
Raipur (Chhattisgarh) [India], Feb 18 ( ANI ): Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh on Saturday lauded the farmers of Naxal-hit Dantewada for bringing in a green revolution through organic farming.
It is still early days so far as the latest outbreak of anti-government agitation is concerned, but already there are disturbing indications that the regime is resorting to the same tactics it employed to crush the Green Revolution, which was provoked by the disputed re-election of hardliner Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as president.
It is hosted by the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), an African-led institution focused on putting farmers at the centre of the continent's growing economies.
For its part, the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) focuses on catalysing smallholder farmer productivity to unleash agricultural transformation by using an integrated value chain approach, with an emphasis on staple crops.
Stressing the urgent need for use of scientific methods for farming to increase productivity, Iftikhar said it was high time that the country goes for green revolution.
ABOUT: India's Green Revolution took place in the 1960s.
The downside of the Green Revolution, as we now know, was that these new plants needed higher inputs of, water, chemical fertilizers and insecticides, which have had serious impacts on the biosphere.
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