The Green Revolution in South India and North Vietnam

  • Kathleen Gough
Keywords: Ecology, History


Thanjavur district in southeast India, on the Kaveri River delta, and Thi Binh province in North Vietnam, on the Red River delta, are intensive rice-growing regions. Both export rice to deficit areas of their countries. Since 1965 both have received the new technology of the "green revolution" involving hybrid high-yielding varieties of paddy, chemical fertilizers and pesticides, electric or diesel pumpsets, and some use of tractors. I want to compare their governments' basic agricultural strategies, and the resulting yields, agrarian relations, and relationships to the world economy.