This site offers an essay that examines how the results of the modernization of agriculture through more efficient “inputs” (new and better seeds that allow multiple crops per growing season, petroleum-based fertilizer and pesticides to sustain higher yields, tractors to handle larger fields necessary to make it all profitable) seemed destined to end poverty and hunger by the end of the twentieth century.
What are the Green Revolution’s achievements?
What are its failures?
What are its legacies and lessons?
Lessons from the Green Revolution