Europes Green Revolution and Its Successors: The Rise and Fall of Peasant-Friendly Plant Breeding Jonathan Harwood

ISBN: 9781280664601

Published: December 17th 2012

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Europes Green Revolution and Its Successors: The Rise and Fall of Peasant-Friendly Plant Breeding  by  Jonathan Harwood

Europes Green Revolution and Its Successors: The Rise and Fall of Peasant-Friendly Plant Breeding by Jonathan Harwood
December 17th 2012 | ebook | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, RTF | 289 pages | ISBN: 9781280664601 | 4.24 Mb

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,MoreHow 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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