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The Resource Setting the grass roots on fire - Norman Borlaug & Africa's green revolution, directed and produced by Tony Freeth, (electronic resource)

Setting the grass roots on fire - Norman Borlaug & Africa's green revolution, directed and produced by Tony Freeth, (electronic resource)

Label
Setting the grass roots on fire - Norman Borlaug & Africa's green revolution
Title
Setting the grass roots on fire - Norman Borlaug & Africa's green revolution
Statement of responsibility
directed and produced by Tony Freeth
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Dr. Norman Borlaug, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1970, has spent his life battling against hunger and poverty in developing countries. With characteristic energy and a sense or urgency, he is setting the agenda for a "Green Revolution " in Sub-Saharan Africa as population increases overwhelm production. Borlaug grew up on a small farm in Iowa during the Depression years and trained as an agricultural scientist. He developed a lifelong determination to use science for the benefit of subsistence farmers. The film charts his struggle against third world poverty, using footage shot in Africa and Mexico over the last thirty years. In Mexico after World War II Borlaug designed a simple approach for intensifying traditional agriculture that had dramatic results. It saved India and Pakistan from a repetition of the dreadful famine of the 1960 s. Often embroiled in politics in his determination to put agriculture at the top of the agenda, he has also crossed swords with some environmentalists, who he felt had little understanding of life in developing countries. His faith as always been in small -scale farmers who are "setting the grassroots on fire."
Awards note
African Studies Association, 2000
Cataloging source
VaAlASP
Characteristic
videorecording
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Freeth, Tony
Intended audience
For College; Adult audiences
Language note
In English
Runtime
57
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Borlaug, Norman
  • Africa
Target audience
general
Label
Setting the grass roots on fire - Norman Borlaug & Africa's green revolution, directed and produced by Tony Freeth, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?ENVV;1784782
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Previously published as DVD
  • Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1784782/envv
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (57 min.)
Form of item
electronic
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a208482
  • (OCoLC)794307616
Video recording format
other
Label
Setting the grass roots on fire - Norman Borlaug & Africa's green revolution, directed and produced by Tony Freeth, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?ENVV;1784782
Publication
Note
  • Previously published as DVD
  • Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1784782/envv
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (57 min.)
Form of item
electronic
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a208482
  • (OCoLC)794307616
Video recording format
other

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