Crop intensification, land use, and on-farm energy-use efficiency during the worldwide spread of the green revolution

By Robert Lyons on 19th March 2018

This article explains the technological changes behind the three-fold increase in global crop production between 1961 and 2014 - that is, since the Green Revolution. It examines the 58 countries that are responsible for 95 per cent of food production and assesses the impacts of changes in land use, inputs and efficiency. 

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