Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
on the run...  and short on sleep...

thread at FS

thread at MoA

FTR I disagree with many of linca's implicit and explicit claims and assumptions about the so-called "Green Revolution" -- but more on this later, just flying a protest flag for now :-)

The difference between theory and practise in practise ...

by DeAnander (de_at_daclarke_dot_org) on Wed Apr 30th, 2008 at 03:40:19 AM EST
More probably a case of misunderstanding than actual disagreement : these are Roudart and Mazoyer's points, summed up in the piece, and then summed up by me.

Their point about the Green Revolution (which is further developed in their book, A History of World Agriculture) is not about extending it to small farmers in the third world, and with it extending agribusiness's hold on them ; but rather, use some of the scientific techniques and scientists developed along the Green Revolution, reorient them to a closer collaboration and study of existing "traditional" agricultural practice, and participation in the development of techniques and varieties geared towards the economic and agricultural needs of those peasants.

That is, use the science of the Green Revolution to develop a productive rustic manioc rather than wheat or maize needing a lot of irrigation and chemicals.

Un roi sans divertissement est un homme plein de misères

by linca (antonin POINT lucas AROBASE gmail.com) on Wed Apr 30th, 2008 at 06:03:14 AM EST
[ Parent ]


Occasional Series