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green revolution

noun Agriculture.
an increase in food production, especially in underdeveloped and developing nations, through the introduction of high-yield crop varieties and application of modern agricultural techniques.

Origin:
1965–70

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green revolution
 
n
the introduction of high-yielding seeds and modern agricultural techniques in developing countries

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green revolution  
The application of science to increasing agricultural productivity, including the breeding of high-yield varieties of grains, the effective use of pesticides, and improved fertilization, irrigation, mechanization, and soil conservation techniques.
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green revolution definition


The increase in the world production of cereals such as wheat and rice during the 1960s and 1970s because of better seed and new agricultural technology.

Note: The green revolution greatly increased the availability of food and confounded predictions of worldwide famine that had been made in the early 1970s.
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