Community Health Collection (Monteverde Institute)


Helix Bins



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Publication Date

April 2020



This essay provides an in-depth synthesized examination concerning the complicated relationship between sustainable agriculture and food security. In doing so, this analysis describes the history of the green revolution and its connection in pushing, what is now considered conventional yet harmful, agricultural methods and the impacts it has. While the evidence will have a concentration on Costa Rica, it will draw comparative examples from other developing countries, mainly India in order to offer a more thorough and nuanced perspective. This will demonstrate that the ideology of the green revolution failed to properly adapt to the needs of its country regardless of place or population and will reveal the commonalities that thread them together. Finally, this paper will provide evidence linking food security and sustainable agriculture while offering brief hypothesized solutions that mitigate the negative environmental and social impacts, and that reshape the practices of conventional agriculture using sustainable methodology as the main vehicle for this. In doing so, it will provide a well-rounded argument that encapsulates the importance of change in tradition. A collection of sources were gathered through Google Scholar and Research Gate with Google Scholar as the primary search engine. Using the aforementioned search engines will help insure the likelihood of finding valid and trustworthy sources that can strengthen my paper. I acquired sources by typing in a series of general key words relating to my topic such as: sustainable (in Costa Rica), green revolution (in Costa Rica/India), food insecurity (in Costa Rica/India), conventional agriculture (in Costa Rica/India).



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Monteverde Institute MVI



The green revolution, sustainable agriculture, and food security



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