London 2012 Opening Ceremony - Pandemonium (Industrial Revolution Section) Coal, Steam, and The Industrial Revolution: Crash Course World History #32. Introduction to Perennial Crops for Food Security. Green Revolution - History and Overview. The term Green Revolution refers to the renovation of agricultural practices beginning in Mexico in the 1940s. Because of its success in producing more agricultural products there, Green Revolution technologies spread worldwide in the 1950s and 1960s, significantly increasing the amount of calories produced per acre of agriculture. History and Development of the Green Revolution The beginnings of the Green Revolution are often attributed to Norman Borlaug, an American scientist interested in agriculture. In the 1940s, he began conducting research in Mexico and developed new disease resistance high-yield varieties of wheat.
By combining Borlaug's wheat varieties with new mechanized agricultural technologies, Mexico was able to produce more wheat than was needed by its own citizens, leading to its becoming an exporter of wheat by the 1960s. Prior to the use of these varieties, the country was importing almost half of its wheat supply. Plant Technologies of the Green Revolution. The Green Revolution: Waging A War Against Hunger. The Story of Agriculture and the Green Economy.