The Green Revolution and the Impact on the Indigenous Populations: the End of the Eden Garden

Author/s Eleonora Guadagno
Publishing Year 2012 Issue 2011/3
Language Italian Pages 14 P. 53-66 File size 509 KB
DOI 10.3280/AIM2011-003005
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The green revolution and its agricoltural politics, meant an increase in the food production at global level. Anyhow, they also created a new dependence of Southern countries among the Northern ones. Those politics improved the biological resources extinction and the deplection of natural areas, creating a deep devastation in the local habitat, such as in the Mesopotamian area. The indigenous population, namely the marsh arabs, Arab al-Ahwar, violently suffered the effects of these uncontrolled agricultural politics. This environmental problem also related to ethnic strife motivations, which have generated a progressive exodus from this area.

Keywords: Green Revolution, Environmental Refugees, Marsh Arabs, Mesopotamia Area.

Eleonora Guadagno, La rivoluzione verde e l’impatto sulle popolazioni indigene: la fine del giardino dell’Eden in "AGRICOLTURA ISTITUZIONI MERCATI " 3/2011, pp 53-66, DOI: 10.3280/AIM2011-003005