[Title:] Agrarian Economy and Rural Development - Realities and Perspectives for Romania. 4th Edition of the International Symposium [Publisher:] The Research Institute for Agricultural Economy and Rural Development (ICEADR) [Place:] Bucharest [Year:] 2013 [Pages:] 130-135
This paper presents the milestones of the Green Revolution, outlining its role in the development of today's sustainable and biotechnological agriculture, as well as Romanian contribution. In order to do this we used the material found in papers and books on the research in agriculture from the 1940s to the late 1980s. Current sustainable agriculture and biotechnological advancement, incuding the creation of genetically modified organisms could never have been possible without the Green Revolution. Reducing the height of the stalk allowed the production of highyielding cultivars that now are and will be used and modified with genetic engeneering methods in the context of a sustainable agriculture. We conclude the paper with proposing a model for the New 'Really Green' Revolution.
green revolution ecology biotechnology plant breeding