1963-2013 - 50 years of Research for Social Change

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Back | Programme Area: Debating the Social and Political Dynamics of Modernization

The Social Implications of Large-Scale Introduction of New Varieties of Foodgrain (The Green Revolution)

  • Project from: 1970 to 1979


This project studied attempts to introduce Green Revolution technology in rural areas of 26 countries, including Colombia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mali, Mexico, Morocco, Pakistan, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Tunisia and Zambia. The project focused on the critical role of existing agrarian institutions in determining the impact of the new agricultural technology on rural people, and it highlighted the effects of the introduction of high-yielding varieties of foodgrain on small cultivators.

Publications – Selected Books