Green Revolution/Exaction is a role-playing simulation exercise developed to provide students an appreciation for agricultural production in third world countries. In four years of use at Oklahoma State University, the exercise has proven to be an effective means for students to experience various aspects of international agriculture and improve decision making skills. The majority of students rated "Green Revolution/Exaction as more effective than traditional instructional techniques in learning economic concepts and understanding economic behavior. The exercise is particularly useful in providing students a greater understanding of linkages between agriculture and other sectors of the economy as well as the impacts of government policy on agriculture.
simulation gaming, green/revolution/exaction, third world countries, international agriculture, agricultural economics