What Is the "Yellow Revolution"?

The term "Yellow Revolution" has been used to describe both the political revolution in the Philippines that took place between 1983 and 1986 and the dramatic increase in oilseed production in India which began in 1986. Yellow became symbolic of both events for different reasons.

The campaign to oust Dictator Ferdinand Marcos quickly adopted the color yellow as their symbol. Workers would release yellow confetti on the streets weekly to draw attention to their cause.

In India, there was a concerted effort to increase oilseed production that began with the creation of the Technology Mission on Oilseeds in 1986. Production more than doubled to 25 million tonnes between the 1986/86 season and a decade later in 1996/97