The impact of the green revolution and prospects for the future

Pinstrup-Andersen, P. and Hazell, P.B.R. (1985) The impact of the green revolution and prospects for the future. Food Reviews International, 1 (1). pp. 1-25.

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This article addresses some of the issues considered to be of great importance for continued success of the Green Revolution. The most recent data on its impact on food production are discussed first. Then follows a discussion of the impact on production fluctuation. Current evidence of the impact on poverty and nutrition is summarized in the third section. Recent research has shown that the multiplier or linkage effects of technological change may be very important for assuring a desirable path of self-sustaining growth. This issue is dealt with in the fourth section, followed by a discussion of the role of women in technological change, an important growth as well as equity issue which has received little attention until recently. Then follows a brief assessment of the actual and potential environmental effects. A number of other issues with important implications for the future contribution of technological change, such as future control over germplasm, organization of and control over the international agricultural research institutes, the needs for institutional and policy changes in many developing countries, and the need for new technology to facilitate a solution to the acute food problem in Sub-Saharan Africa, are discussed in the last section

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Green revolution; Impact; Developing countries, RP7145
Author Affiliation: International Food Policy Research Institute , Washington, D.C.
Subjects: Plant Production
Social Sciences > Agricultural Economics
Divisions: Other Crops
Depositing User: Mr Daneti Raju
Date Deposited: 29 Mar 2014 09:08
Last Modified: 29 Mar 2014 09:08
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