Green Revolution

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  • Rockerfeller Foundation

    Rockerfeller Foundation
    Mexico established the rockefeller foundations with the goal of ending human poverty and hunger through the process of biotechnological research.
  • Disease Resistant Wheat Strains

    Disease Resistant Wheat Strains
    Borlauge started to develop wheat strains in Mexico by breeding high-yeild disease-resistant strains of wheat. He combined Wheat varities with the new technological advances and produced up to six times more wheat then before. Because Mexico produced so much wheat, the country then became the main exporter of wheat and imported almost half of the wheat supply to around the world
  • Revolution Begins

    Revolution Begins
    The Green Revolution was a series technelogical advances and research to better improve food production world wide. Countries such as: Mexico, India, Pakistan, and the Phillipines raised food production through the use of fertilizers, pesticides, and irrigation.
  • IRRI

    The government and republic of the Phillipines established IRRI which stands for International Rice Research Institute and later became the IR8. The IRRI's main purpose it to also help people from poverty and hunger by improving the production of rice, rice farmers, and consumers. This required the use of fertilizers and pesticides in higher percents than originally for traditional rice production. This increased rice production from 3.7 to 7.7 million tonnes.

    The Rockefeller foundation established the CIMMTY, which stands for the Center for International maize and yeast treatment. It was established in Mexico and is a nonprofit research center that researches sustainment for wheat and maize farming.
  • India and Pakistan Famine

    India and Pakistan Famine
    India and Pakistan were having a famine so they started to grow large portions of wheat. The wheat production in India and Pakistan tripled. They also developed high-yeild rice strains in the Philippines.Governments were forced to use a new type of disease-resisting wheat called the Dwarf Wheat. With the process of cross breading and new technology, Borlaug (and with the help of the newly established Rockefeller Foundation) cross bread Japanese dwarf wheat and the disease-resistin wheat to pro
  • Irrigation

    Irrigation played a large role in the spreading and growing of high-yield crops. For countries that got minimal amounts of rainfall growing crops was difficult and with the help of irrigation large quantities of water could be supplied to crops that would not have other wise been grown. This helped produce the high-yielding crops- high-yielding meaning only a few varities of one crop but a mass production of the few varities. It makes the crops a successful harvest index

    The Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research was created and added many research centers throughout the world.It's main focus was on helping with reducing poverty and hunger, by improving human's heath and nutrition.
  • Benefits

    By this time the entire world has benefited from the Green Revolution and the Rockefeller Foundation and surrounding companies. The wheat export has almost tripled starting at 50 million and increasing up to 131 million tons of wheat per year.
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    Green Revolution