Topic: Agricultural Science
In the 1930s, an ambitious program to reshape China was cut short by war, but offered a model for community development.
Incorporated in 1923 with funding from John D. Rockefeller, Jr., the IEB built a major scientific network in Europe and the US in only five years.
Rockefeller Foundation agriculture programs begun in Mexico achieved global reach through four major research institutes. Building them was the result of partnership.
India was not the first country to take up the new seeds and methods developed by the Rockefeller Foundation, but the story of India’s adoption of them in the 1960s is dramatic.
The Rockefeller Foundation’s first intensive agriculture endeavor is now credited with launching the global transformation known as the “Green Revolution.”
In the 1980s, critics argued that some groups had been left behind by the Green Revolution.
One foundation’s program in Mexico created the blueprint for ending hunger worldwide.