8 - Fully define the Green Revolution The invention and rapid diffusion of more productive agricultural techniques during the 1970s and 1980s. These techniques involved higher-yield (high production) seeds and chemical fertilizers.
9 _____________ agriculture is practiced mainly in stage 2 countries, while _____________ agriculture is practiced in stage 4 countries. A. Traditional…communal B.Commercial…subsistence C.Tertiary…secondary D.Subsistence…commercial E.Traditional…subsistence
12 - Caused the first mechanization of agriculture.
13 - Negative Effects of the GR Decreased crop variations. Requires heavy machinery, therefore excluding many poor farmers. Many new crops are resistant to traditional pesticides. LDC farmers enter a cycle of dependence on multinational corporations like Monsanto. Does not address economic inequality.
13 - Positive Effects of the GR More food = more people who can be fed. New crops are more responsive to irrigation and to petrochemical fertilizers. Postpones the predictions of Thomas Malthus. Reduction in poverty in many regions, particularly Asia.