Europe's Green Revolution and Others Since: The Rise and Fall of Peasant-Friendly Plant Breeding

1st Edition

Jonathan Harwood

Routledge
Published November 11, 2016
Reference - 270 Pages - 15 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138215290 - CAT# Y290950
Series: Routledge Explorations in Economic History

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Summary

How best to foster agricultural development in the Third World has long been a subject of debate and from a European perspective the persistent failure to design peasant-friendly technology is puzzling. From the late 19th century, for example, various western European countries also underwent ‘green revolutions’ in which systematic attempts were made to promote the adoption of technological innovation by peasant-farmers.

This book focuses on the development of public-sector plant-breeding in Germany from the late nineteenth century through its fate under National Socialism. Harwood uses this historical case study in order to argue that peasant-friendly research has an important role to play in future Green Revolutions.

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