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ACTDEK032

Analyse how food and fibre are produced when designing managed environments and how these can become more sustainable

Elaborations

  • comparing land and water management methods in contemporary Australian food and fibre production with traditional Aboriginal systems and countries of Asia, for example minimum-tillage cropping, water-efficient irrigation (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking, Personal and Social Capability, Intercultural Understanding)
  • investigating the management of plant and animal growth through natural means and with the use of chemical products like herbicides and medicines when producing food and fibre products (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking, Personal and Social Capability, Ethical Understanding)
  • recognising the need to increase food production using cost efficient, ethical and sustainable production techniques (Skills: Literacy, Numeracy, Critical and Creative Thinking, Personal and Social Capability, Ethical Understanding)
  • describing physical and chemical characteristics of soil and their effects on plant growth when producing food and fibre products (Skills: Literacy, Numeracy, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Capability, Critical and Creative Thinking)
  • investigating different animal feeding strategies such as grazing and supplementary feeding, and their effects on product quality, for example meat tenderness, wool fibre diameter (micron), milk fat and protein content when producing food and fibre products (Skills: Literacy, Numeracy, Critical and Creative Thinking, Personal and Social Capability)
  • recognising the importance of food and fibre production to Australia’s food security and economy including exports and imports to and from Asia when critiquing and exploring food and fibre production (Skills: Literacy, Numeracy, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Capability, Critical and Creative Thinking, Personal and Social Capability, Intercultural Understanding)

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