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1940s - 1960s
Norman Ernest Borlaug, M.S. Swaminathan
The Green Revolution transformed agricultural production in parts of the world between 1950 and the late 1960s. The first successes were in Mexico and the Indian subcontinent. The "Father of the Green Revolution" was agricultural scientist Norman Borlaug.
Usage of the latest technological and capital inputs; usage of high yielding varieties of seeds; usage of chemical fertilizers and various mechanical machineries; adoption of modern scientific methods of farming; consolidation of land holdings.
Increased amount of food production has led to overpopulation worldwide. The places like Africa have not significantly benefited from the Green Revolution.
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