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Resolving conflicting evidence about the impact of the green revolution

By: Hazell, P | Centro Internacional de Mejoramiento de Maiz y Trigo (CIMMYT), Mexico DF (Mexico) | International Conference on Impacts of Agricultural Research and Development San José (Costa Rica) 4-7 Feb 2002.
Contributor(s): Watson, D.J [ed.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookAnalytics: Show analyticsPublisher: Mexico, DF (Mexico) CIMMYT : 2003Description: p. 28.ISBN: 970-648-076-5.Subject(s): Agricultural development | Economic analysis | Economic resources | Food policies | Poverty | Technology | CIMMYT | Agricultural research AGROVOCDDC classification: 338.91 Summary: The Green Revolution was launched in the late 1960s at a time when many developing countries faced an alarming widening of their national food gaps and rapid population growth. Much of the initial focus was on growing more food, a tenable view at the time given the threat of famine. Green Revolution technologies played a major role in increasing food supplies and in lowering food prices. They also increased farm incomes and generated powerful trickle down benefits in the form of additional income and employment in the non-farm economy. These impacts raised an enormous number of poor people out of poverty and prevented many more people from falling into poverty and hunger. Despite these successes, the Green Revolution is widely criticized today for not having done more to eradicate poverty and food insecurity in the developing world. This paper reviews the validity of this criticism, and asks whether Green Revolution technologies might have been managed more effectively to achieve even greater poverty reduction. Important lessons are drawn for the design of future technology transformations in developing countries.Collection: CIMMYT Publications Collection
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The Green Revolution was launched in the late 1960s at a time when many developing countries faced an alarming widening of their national food gaps and rapid population growth. Much of the initial focus was on growing more food, a tenable view at the time given the threat of famine. Green Revolution technologies played a major role in increasing food supplies and in lowering food prices. They also increased farm incomes and generated powerful trickle down benefits in the form of additional income and employment in the non-farm economy. These impacts raised an enormous number of poor people out of poverty and prevented many more people from falling into poverty and hunger. Despite these successes, the Green Revolution is widely criticized today for not having done more to eradicate poverty and food insecurity in the developing world. This paper reviews the validity of this criticism, and asks whether Green Revolution technologies might have been managed more effectively to achieve even greater poverty reduction. Important lessons are drawn for the design of future technology transformations in developing countries.

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0310|R01CIMPU|AGRIS 0301|AL-Economics Program

Juan Carlos Mendieta

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