Articles about Dr. Ram Fishman's Research
TAU Prof. Ram Fishman and agricultural expert Omar Zaidan explain seedling use to farmers in India.
Credit: the Nitzan Lab
'Green Revolution' helped save thousands of children's lives - study
This analysis managed to show a causal and statistically significant link between two data sets: types of crops grown and reduced mortality rates.
The researchers attempted to find the Green Revolution's contribution to the reduction of child mortality by conducting surveys in the developing world of approximately 600,000 children who were born between 1961 and 2000 in about 20,000 villages in 37 developing countries in Africa, Central and South America, India and Southeast Asia.
Israel Discovers Connection between Green Revolution in Agriculture and Reduction In Child Mortality
A new study led by researchers from Tel Aviv University (TAU) provides some of the first evidence of a direct connection between the Green Revolution in agriculture and the dramatic reduction in child mortality in the developing world achieved during the second half of the 20th century.
Tel Aviv University Co-Study: “Green Revolution” Decreased Infant Mortality
“Our study proves the historical importance of agricultural R&D for the health of the rural populations in the developing world. We showed that improved crop varieties, which thus improved nutrition and income and reduced hunger, saved the lives of tens of millions of children in the second half of the twentieth century, and have most likely also brought about improved health for tens of millions of other individuals not directly visible in the data,” said Dr. Fishman.