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GTAV AC:G Y9 - Biomes and food security
Examines the biomes of the world, their alteration and significance as a source of food and fibre, and the environmental challenges of food production in the future. Case studies: Australia and other countries.
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A Chart Showing You How Much Water It Takes To Grow All The Food You Eat

A Chart Showing You How Much Water It Takes To Grow All The Food You Eat | GTAV AC:G Y9 - Biomes and food security | Scoop.it
How much more water does it take to produce an ounce of bread, than a ounce of juice? The answer is not quite what you might expect.
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CD - The human alteration of biomes to produce food, industrial materials and fibres, and the environmental effects of these alterations

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Treated sewage product boosts Darling Downs crops

Treated sewage product boosts Darling Downs crops | GTAV AC:G Y9 - Biomes and food security | Scoop.it
Farmers on Queensland's Darling Downs find a solid product from the sewage treatment process to be a valuable fertiliser for crops.
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CD - The environmental, economic and technological factors that influence crop yields in Australia and across the world

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USAID | Infographic: The Global State of Agriculture

USAID | Infographic: The Global State of Agriculture | GTAV AC:G Y9 - Biomes and food security | Scoop.it
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CD - The capacity of the world’s environments to sustainably feed the projected future population to achieve food security for Australia and the world.

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6 Amazing Global Agriculture Maps - Farming Visualized - GIS Geography

6 Amazing Global Agriculture Maps - Farming Visualized - GIS Geography | GTAV AC:G Y9 - Biomes and food security | Scoop.it
Ever wonder where your food comes from? Feast your eyes on these amazing agriculture maps and learn what the future of agriculture holds.
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CD - The challenges to food production, including land and water degradation, shortage of fresh water, competing land uses, and climatechange, for Australia and other areas of the world

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Australia's Engagement with Asia: Indonesia

Australia's Engagement with Asia: Indonesia | GTAV AC:G Y9 - Biomes and food security | Scoop.it
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CD - The ways that places and people are interconnected with other places through trade in goods and services, at all scales.

 

Supplementary resources also available from worldvision.com.au/schoolresources which include: digital video chapters, teaching activities for DVD chapters and worksheet PDFs.  

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Indonesian urbanisation - causes and consequences


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Ramen To The Rescue: How Instant Noodles Fight Global Hunger

Ramen To The Rescue: How Instant Noodles Fight Global Hunger | GTAV AC:G Y9 - Biomes and food security | Scoop.it
The supercheap and palatable noodles help low-wage workers around the world get by, anthropologists argue in a new book. And rather than lament the ascendance of this highly processed food, they argue we should try to make it more nutritious.
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CD - The capacity of the world’s environments to sustainably feed the projected future population to achieve food security for Australia and the world.

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Biomes and ecosystems

Biomes and ecosystems | GTAV AC:G Y9 - Biomes and food security | Scoop.it
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CD - The distribution and characteristics of biomes as regions with distinctive climates, soils, vegetation and productivity.

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Human activities are changing the face of the earth

Human activities are changing the face of the earth | GTAV AC:G Y9 - Biomes and food security | Scoop.it
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CD - The human alteration of biomes to produce food, industrial materials and fibres, and the environmental effects of these alterations.

Select number 7 for Isahaya Bay, Japan.

 

An effort to reclaim tidal flats in this area of Japan’s southern island of Kyushu began a year prior to the 1990 image at left. Although a substantial portion of the area behind the seawall (visible as a diagonal gray line) has been fully converted to agriculture, Japanese citizens groups continue to protest the destruction of wetlands and other ecological damage caused by the project.

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Human activities are changing the face of the earth

Human activities are changing the face of the earth | GTAV AC:G Y9 - Biomes and food security | Scoop.it
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CD - The human alteration of biomes to produce food, industrial materials and fibres, and the environmental effects of these alterations.

Select number 4 for Gulf of Fonseca, Honduras.

 

Estuaries and wetlands in many parts of the world are being heavily altered for aquaculture. In southwestern Honduras, large areas of mangrove swamps have been converted to shrimp farms. The farms can have economic benefits, but at the cost of natural habitat that is important to healthy coastal and marine ecosystems—and to the people who depend on them for a living.

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Do something about food waste

Do something about food waste | GTAV AC:G Y9 - Biomes and food security | Scoop.it
Australians throw away 20% of the food they buy each year! Discover why this happens & how all of this waste can effect our environment.
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CD - The capacity of the world’s environments to sustainably feed the projected future population to achieve food security for Australia and the world.

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Counting the tuna in the Pacific

Counting the tuna in the Pacific | GTAV AC:G Y9 - Biomes and food security | Scoop.it
Tuna are vital to the ecology and economy of the Pacific, and maintaining their stocks at a sustainable level exercises the minds of thousands of scientists, bureaucrats, fishers, consumers and conservationists…...
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CD - The capacity of the world’s environments to sustainably feed the projected future population to achieve food security for Australia and the world.

 

Refers to measuring sustainable fishing/fisheries in the Pacific. Delves down to the different species of tuna in the Pacific. Relevant to VCE Unit 4 if studying the fishing/overfishing phenonomenon.

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Stores reject 'wasted food' claims

Stores reject 'wasted food' claims | GTAV AC:G Y9 - Biomes and food security | Scoop.it
Britain's biggest supermarkets defend their practices after a report suggested that up to half of the world's food is thrown away.
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CD - The capacity of the world’s environments to sustainably feed the projected future population to achieve food security for Australia and the world.

 

Article from BBC News, UK 10/01/2013

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Quinoa: good, evil, or just really complicated?

Quinoa: good, evil, or just really complicated? | GTAV AC:G Y9 - Biomes and food security | Scoop.it
Mother Jones: Quinoa's rise from local food to global commodity has carried a high environmental and social cost, but that doesn't mean you should stop eating it
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CD - The environmental, economic and technological factors that influence crop yields in Australia and across the world.

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▶ How to Feed the World? - YouTube

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CD - The challenges to food production, including land and water degradation, shortage of fresh water, competing land uses, and climatechange, for Australia and other areas of the world

CD - The capacity of the world’s environments to sustainably feed the projected future population to achieve food security for Australia and the world.


Many concepts here useful also for  Y10 - Geographies of human wellbeing

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Teaching the Geography of Food

Teaching the Geography of Food | GTAV AC:G Y9 - Biomes and food security | Scoop.it
By Seth Dixon, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Geography, Rhode Island College  Food. It's something we all think about, talk about, and need. Food has been one major topic of interest at National Ge...
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Many content descriptors covered in the resources on this page - and many more links to other resources too.

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BBC Future of Food - YouTube

BBC Future of Food - YouTube | GTAV AC:G Y9 - Biomes and food security | Scoop.it
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Will probably hit most of the content descriptors!

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StoryMap - Feeding the world: Can global crop production meet future demands?

StoryMap - Feeding the world: Can global crop production meet future demands? | GTAV AC:G Y9 - Biomes and food security | Scoop.it

Crop production will have to double by 2050 to fulfill the needs of a growing and increasingly affluent population. Meeting this challenge will be difficult but not impossible, according to the University of Minnesota’s Institute on the Environment.

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CD - The challenges to food production, including land and water degradation, shortage of fresh water, competing land uses, and climate change, for Australia and other areas of the world.

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Jamaica Focuses on Farming

Jamaica Focuses on Farming | GTAV AC:G Y9 - Biomes and food security | Scoop.it
The country has taken on a bold new strategy in the face of expensive food imports: make farming patriotic and ubiquitous.
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CD - The capacity of the world’s environments to sustainably feed the projected future population to achieve food security for Australia and the world.

 

Jamaica's historical agricultural products are cash crops that were connected to the plantation economy and in turn slavery.  Today, Jamaica is restructuring their agricultural production to address local food security issues rather than global market commodities. This push will increase food security and to do so the government started a campaign with the slogan “grow what we eat, eat what we grow.” Grocery stores in Jamaica now identify local produce with large stickers and prominent displays as school children, backyard gardens and local businesses are all a part of the new agricultural initiative.

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Agricultural innovation in Australia

Agricultural innovation in Australia | GTAV AC:G Y9 - Biomes and food security | Scoop.it
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CD - The environmental, economic and technological factors that influence crop yields in Australia and across the world.

 

Students can explore some of the historical and contemporary innovations and farming practices that have made Australian farmers among the best in the world. They can also consider the agricultural use of the land in a variety of locations, highlighting the importance of good farming practice to maintain sustainable production.

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Target 100 : Water

Target 100 : Water | GTAV AC:G Y9 - Biomes and food security | Scoop.it
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CD - The environmental, economic and technological factors that influence crop yields in Australia and across the world.

 

CD - The challenges to food production, includingland and water degradation, shortage of fresh water, competing land uses, and climate change, for Australia and other areas of the world.

 

CD - The capacity of the world’s environments to sustainably feed the projected future population to achieve food security for Australia and the world.

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Human activities are changing the face of the earth

Human activities are changing the face of the earth | GTAV AC:G Y9 - Biomes and food security | Scoop.it
Geography Teachers' Association of Victoria Inc. (GTAV)'s insight:

CD - The human alteration of biomes to produce food, industrial materials and fibres, and the environmental effects of these alterations.

Select number 5 for Coastal Malaysia.

 

Large tracts of land in Malaysia, Indonesia, and other tropical countries have been converted to oil palm plantations like the one visible in the more recent image at right. Palm oil is used in a variety of food products, and has been touted as a biofuel. Increased demand for palm oil has led to destruction of large tracts of rain forest, and has raised concerns about pollution from fertilizers and waste from palm mills.

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Farmerama: Free Online Simulation Farm Game

Farmerama: Free Online Simulation Farm Game | GTAV AC:G Y9 - Biomes and food security | Scoop.it
Online games for farming fans: Come out to the cutest farm around and enjoy country living. Play Farmerama now and run your own homestead. It's harvestin' time!
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CD - The environmental, economic and technological factors that influence crop yields in Australia and across the world.

 

Embrace rural living and be a virtual farmer in the delightful online game world of Farmerama. No Downloads Required! Start your virtual game of online farming now with your own digital patch of land, a farmhouse, mill and big barn. Work your land plowing fields, sowing seeds and watering to grow a variety of flowers, vegetables and grains to fill orders at the market place.

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The hunger wars in our future: Drought, rising food costs, and global unrest

The hunger wars in our future: Drought, rising food costs, and global unrest | GTAV AC:G Y9 - Biomes and food security | Scoop.it
The physical effects of climate change will prove catastrophic. But the social effects -- food riots, state collapse, mass migrations, and conflicts of every sort -- could prove even more disruptiv...
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CD - The capacity of the world’s environments to sustainably feed the projected future population to achieve food security for Australia and the world.

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Corn, the new golden crop; Boort, Victoria.

Corn, the new golden crop; Boort, Victoria. | GTAV AC:G Y9 - Biomes and food security | Scoop.it
The evening light brings out the best in Scott Anderson's corn crop. The softer sunshine gives it a golden tinge, the abundant leaves look healthy and green, and when the breeze picks up - they create a rustling chorus across 50 hectares.
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CD - The environmental, economic and technological factors that influence crop yields in Australia and across the world.

 

Includes a short video on why corn was selected and the crop's requirements.

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What the world eats

What the world eats | GTAV AC:G Y9 - Biomes and food security | Scoop.it
What's on family dinner tables around the globe? Photographs by Peter Menzel from the book "Hungry Planet"
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CD - The environmental, economic and technological factors that influence crop yields in Australia and across the world.

 

This gallery of 16 families from around the world together with their week's food is quite a treat that shows agricultural, development and cultural patterns.  Images are taken from the book Hungry Planet.

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