The " Green Revolution and Economic Development: The Process and Its Impact on Bangladesh

The " Green Revolution and Economic Development: The Process and Its Impact on Bangladesh

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By (author) Mohammad Alauddin, By (author) Clement Tisdell

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  • Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
  • Format: Hardback | 352 pages
  • Dimensions: 140mm x 220mm x 25mm | 560g
  • Publication date: 13 November 1991
  • Publication City/Country: Basingstoke
  • ISBN 10: 0333527364
  • ISBN 13: 9780333527368
  • Illustrations note: notes, bibliography, index

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"Green Revolution" technologies have transformed the countryside of many less developed countries. This book examines the processes involved in the adoption of these new technologies and their socio-economic impacts. It provides an integrated view of the effects of "Green Revolution" technologies on economic growth and returns, distribution of income and resources, stability of agricultural production and returns and their sustainability in Bangladesh. Bangladeshi experiences are compared with those elsewhere, especially in India. Sources of increased agricultural growth in Bangladesh are identified, patterns and determinants of adoption of high yielding varieties of cereals at both the farm and regional level are identified and the consequences of the new agricultural technology for diets and for the welfare of Bangladeshi consumers are discussed. Implications for rural poverty, income and resource distribution and security of income of the "Green Revolution" in Bangladesh are given attention as is the impact of the "Green Revolution" on fluctuations in cereal yields. Long term sustainability problems are raised - high yielding varieties of crops are driving out traditional varieties thereby reducing genetic diversity. Bangladesh is becoming more dependent on imported food, foreign technology and import of inputs required for modern agriculture.

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Table of contents

Preface - Bangladesh's Economy, Bangladeshi Agriculture and the Issues raised by the 'Green Revolution' - New Technology, Growth Rates and Sources of Increased Agricultural Growth in Bangladesh - Measuring the Contribution of Bio-Chemical Technology to Increased Land Productivity in Bangladesh - Regional Variations in Growth Patterns of Bangladeshi Foodgrain Production and Yield - Reduced Diversity of Crops, Narrowing of Diets and Changes in Consumer Welfare - Market Analysis, Surpluses, Income Distribution and technologically-induced Shifts in Supply - Patterns and Determinants of Farm-Level Adoption and Diffusion of High Yielding Varieties (HYVs) and their Technology - Poverty, Resource Distribution and Security: The Impact of New Agricultural Technology in Bangladesh - The 'Green Revolution' and Variability of Bangladeshi Foodgrain Production and Yield: An Analysis of Time Series Data - New Agricultural Technology and Instability of Foodgrain Production and Yield: An Intertemporal and Interrregional Perspective - New Crop Varieties: Impact on Diversification and Stability of Yields - Trends in and Projections of Bangladeshi Food Production and Dependence on Imported Food - New Agricultural Technology and Sustainable Food Production in Bangladesh - Concluding Overview and Comments - Notes - Bibliography - Index