green revolution

noun

Definition of green revolution 

: the great increase in production of food grains (such as rice and wheat) due to the introduction of high-yielding varieties, to the use of pesticides, and to better management techniques

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The Norwegian fertilizer company has been lauded for seeding a green revolution in Tanzania. Fortune, "SPONSOR CENTER," 7 Sep. 2017

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1968, in the meaning defined above

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