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Green revolution

Implemented in the 1960’s, it aimed at increasing the productivity, in particular through the growth of irrigation and the diffusion of fertilizers and varieties of improved plants. In some areas, the productivity of imported products (rice, corn, yucca) and the food safety of countries like India have considerably increased. However it has not created an actually fair development in the rural world and has only very partially brought a solution to the hunger problem worldwide. Specifically, it has not improved the situation of small farmers because the implemented measures didn’t take in enough account the diversity of natural and human environment, which is what the promotors of “sustainable agriculture” offer.

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