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What Is the Evergreen Revolution?

President Obama has called for an Evergreen Revolution to improve food security. But the original Green Revolution was hardly a triumph.

In November, President Barack Obama announced the launch of a joint initiative in agriculture, a “new partnership for an Evergreen Revolution that improves food security around the world.”

Obama and Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh agreed to collaborate on developing, testing, and replicating transformative technologies to extend food security in India, Africa, and around the world. The partnership promises to foster cooperation between Indian and American researchers and scientists in order to investigate and improve technologies in weather and crop forecasting, increase productivity, and work to remove trade barriers.

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