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Posted on December 27, 2010 by erlaurie
Posted on April 26, 2010 by erlaurie
Norman Borlaug, who died in 2009, was known as the father of the Green Revolution, a revolution in agricultural technology which enabled much higher crop yields in many parts of the developing world in the decades following World War II (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green_Revolution). The revolution largely revolved around developing higher yielding strains of common crops such as rice and wheat and this is what Borlaug was a specialist in.
There is more about Norman Borlaug here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norman_Borlaug
His obituary can be found here: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/science-obituaries/6183951/Norman-Borlaug.html and here: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/8253005.stm
Filed under: Agricultural Systems, IB Core: Disparities in Wealth & Development, IB Geography, IGCSE Economic Development and the Use of Resources, IGCSE Geography | Leave a comment »
Posted on November 6, 2009 by erlaurie
Relatively simple and affordable technology often provides the most telling change in terms of developing rural areas in the Less Economically Developed World. This example explains how simple solar technology is providing electric lighting to a small settlement in India and explains the positive impact it is having on people’s lives:
Filed under: Development, Energy & Water Resources, Fourth Form Geography, IB Core: Disparities in Wealth & Development, IB Geography, IGCSE Economic Development and the Use of Resources, IGCSE Geography | Tagged: India | Leave a comment »
Posted on October 9, 2009 by erlaurie
China’s mining industry has played a major role in the rapid economic growth of the country in recent years. However the incidnece of work related deaths in Chinese mines is very high, as shown by the typical incidents below, is it time the Chinese mining companies put as much value on thelives of their workers as they do on the resources they extract?
Filed under: Energy & Water Resources, IB Core: Patterns in Resource Consumption, IB Geography, IGCSE Economic Development and the Use of Resources, IGCSE Geography, Industrial Systems | Tagged: China | Leave a comment »
Posted on October 7, 2009 by erlaurie