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Agricultural Technology

The relationship between agricultural technology and poverty is largely relevant only in the context of developing countries, that is, middle- and low-income regions, and especially among the rural poor within these regions, because it is the rural poor who would be the end users of these technologies. The dominant view regards the improvement of agricultural production and productivity as central to the alleviation of rural poverty and increase of food production in the developing world. The spread of Green Revolution technology in the 1960s is the best-known example of the earliest policy that made the connection between agricultural technology, alleviation of poverty, and creation of food security. This view holds that when the rural poor have access to better and advanced means of production, it ...

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