High yield seeds

A Green Revolution has preceded virtually every economic takeoff in modern history. Examples include Britain's original Industrial Revolution preceded by its agricultural revolution, and Asia's boom in the 1970s and onward which was fueled by a modern Green Revolution based on high-yield varieties of basic staple crops. A twenty-first century Green Revolution in Africa and in bypassed regions in Asia and Latin America would include several components all working together. If soil and water problems are brought under control, the provision of genetically superior crop, pasture, and tree varieties can enormously increase the productivity of farms in food-insecure areas.

In the MV Sim, purchasing improved seeds for maize increases maize yields. Note that maximum yields cannot be achieved by maize alone; soil nutrients must be cared for and adequate water is required for the plant.

For more information:
UN Millennium Project Task Force on Hunger