DISADVANTAGES OF THE GREEN REVOLUTION

DISADVANTAGES OF GREEN REVOLUTION

The farm machineries are very expensive to purchase for local farmers and must buy in foreign cash which foreign exchange is scarce in dumping countries like India.




Farm machineries need carful maintenance and skilled technicians to repair them yet such skilled labour is lacking in the low developing countries.

The cost of importing spare parts and machineries is high since they are not produced locally in low developing countries and they keep on breaking frequently.

Many small farmers find it difficult to switch to using new fast yielding variety and fertilizers because of limited capital and security for loans.

Most countries where the revolution has picked up, the majority of the farm are very small and still scattered. This makes their irrigation hard and very expensive.

Overproduction has resulted into falling prices in the near market. This has affected USA so much which had engaged in cultivation.




With green revolution poor farmers are unable to use new technology, new variety and fertilizers application. This means only the rich farmers can afford. Thereby widening social status in te society.

Wide application of machines eventually leads to rampant unemployment for example in India.

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