Lorraine's Sustainable Biomes (NSW) (including Food security)
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Resources for NSW Geography Syllabus K-10 and Australian Curriculum Geography
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Which biomes are able to produce food?

Which biomes are able to produce food? | Lorraine's Sustainable Biomes (NSW) (including Food security) | Scoop.it
“Biomes exist on land and in oceans and differ according to their location and geographic characteristics. Topography (the shape of the land), climate and”
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NSW Syllabus

Content focus

Students:

- examine the physical characteristics and productivity of biomes. - examine the correlation between the world’s climatic zones and spatial distributions of biomes and their capacity to support food and non-food agricultural production

 

Geoworld 9 NSW

Chapter 1: From biomes to anthromes

1.1 Biomes

1.2 World of ecosystems

1.3 Energy flows

1.4 Tropical rainforest biomes

1.5 Poles apart - low primary productivity

1.6-1.8 Different biomes

1.10 Australia's diverse biomes

1.11 Modifying biomes

1.12 Anthraces

1.12Farm study: Fieldwork 

Geothink: Climate change and its impact on biomes

 

Chapter 2: Biomes produce good and non food products

 

Chapter 3 Factors affecting agricultural yields

 

 

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Brady Jones's comment, February 9, 2017 6:52 PM
Food can be produced from different biomes when people change the environment for example by ploughing the land, building greenhouses to grow plants, draining swamps and wetlands, building terraces on slopes
jack merritt's comment, February 9, 2017 6:54 PM
Food can be produced from different biomes when people change the environment such as, building greenhouses to grow plants, building terraces on slopes etc
Sarah Tate's comment, February 9, 2017 6:56 PM
Biomes are on both land and in water. Biomes differ according to where they are located on the earth.
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"Understanding global food security and nutrition"

The world’s population is growing. But today, at a global level, agriculture is currently producing one third more calories than necessary to feed all th
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The Future of Farming & Agriculture

Farming is being revolutionized by a technological wave. That's great news—by the year 2050 Earth's population will be 10 billion, so we need to almos
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The future of food

The future of food | Lorraine's Sustainable Biomes (NSW) (including Food security) | Scoop.it
Most of New Zealand’s lowland areas are now devoted to food production. How we produce food for consumption, sale and export continues to shape our landscape and lives, but the 90 per cent of New Zealanders who live in cities have little contact with those processes and the social and environmental considerations they create.

Can farmers improve yields and use resources more efficiently? Can consumers reconnect with the land and farm practices to make more informed choices and reduce waste? What is the future of our food?
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Weed-killing robots | Facebook

Weed-killing robots | Facebook | Lorraine's Sustainable Biomes (NSW) (including Food security) | Scoop.it
These weed-killing robots could give big agrochemical companies a run for their money.
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Is that a farm on your roof? Agriculture is thriving in some unexpected places

Is that a farm on your roof? Agriculture is thriving in some unexpected places | Lorraine's Sustainable Biomes (NSW) (including Food security) | Scoop.it
From shipping containers to high-rises, urban farms seemingly sprout anywhere – and they're growing in popularity. Here are a few innovative examples.
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Avocados are leaving farmers with no water

Avocados are leaving farmers with no water | Lorraine's Sustainable Biomes (NSW) (including Food security) | Scoop.it
The new craze for avocados is draining Chile.
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Biodiversity for food security and nutrition: 30 years of the Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture

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Healthy soils, healthy future

Healthy soils, healthy future | Lorraine's Sustainable Biomes (NSW) (including Food security) | Scoop.it
Did you know that there are more soil microorganisms in a teaspoonful ofsoil than there are people on Earth? Soils contain billions ofmicroscopic organisms, including bacteria, algae and microscopicinsects, as well as earthworms, beetles, ants, mites, and fungi.
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China cut fertilizer use and still increased crop yields. This is how they did it

China cut fertilizer use and still increased crop yields. This is how they did it | Lorraine's Sustainable Biomes (NSW) (including Food security) | Scoop.it
Specific, evidence-based recommendations have altered the methods of Chinese farmers with amazing results.
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The grand challenge of feeding 9 billion people | Pursuit by The University of Melbourne

The grand challenge of feeding 9 billion people | Pursuit by The University of Melbourne | Lorraine's Sustainable Biomes (NSW) (including Food security) | Scoop.it
Sustainable agriculture expert Tim Reeves on the radical changes required in agricultural practice, public policy and consumer behaviour to feed Earth.
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Climate Change Is Messing With Your Dinner

Climate Change Is Messing With Your Dinner | Lorraine's Sustainable Biomes (NSW) (including Food security) | Scoop.it
The future of food looks like lots of lobsters, Polish chardonnay and California coffee.
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We know how food production needs to change if crisis is to be avoided – so why isn't this happening?

We know how food production needs to change if crisis is to be avoided – so why isn't this happening? | Lorraine's Sustainable Biomes (NSW) (including Food security) | Scoop.it
Multiple reports have convincingly demonstrated that agroecology is the most promising pathway to sustainable food systems on all continents. But governments aren't doing enough to support it.
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It might sound quackers but it's... - World Economic Forum

It might sound quackers but it's... - World Economic Forum | Lorraine's Sustainable Biomes (NSW) (including Food security) | Scoop.it
It might sound quackers but it's catching on. Learn more about the future of farming: https://wef.ch/2IjsVdR
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Population growth: How many people can Australia sustain?

Population growth: How many people can Australia sustain? | Lorraine's Sustainable Biomes (NSW) (including Food security) | Scoop.it
AS AUSTRALIA’S population nears 25 million, questions are being asked about whether this is a good thing.
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Brazilian food forests take root in Australia, helping growers save water and control pests - ABC Rural - ABC News

Brazilian food forests take root in Australia, helping growers save water and control pests - ABC Rural - ABC News | Lorraine's Sustainable Biomes (NSW) (including Food security) | Scoop.it
Move over biodynamic and organic farming — there is a new technique on the block in which fruit and vegetable crops are grown in conjunction with trees.
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 Mulloon Creek Natural Farms... - The Mulloon Institute

Back in 2006, Mulloon Creek Natural Farms carried out a successful Natural Sequence Farming rehydration pilot project with the help of Peter Andrews OAM, to improve the health and productivity o
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Salinity crisis destroying Australia's farmland, but farmers hope to stop it - ABC Rural

Salinity crisis destroying Australia's farmland, but farmers hope to stop it - ABC Rural | Lorraine's Sustainable Biomes (NSW) (including Food security) | Scoop.it
Australia has a silent crisis on its hands and the threat is looming just beneath the surface of the country's most fertile food bowls. Now farmers are looking at new ways to deal with the problem.
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Invisible Fences: Farmers Plant Beehive Guard Posts to Repel Elephants

Invisible Fences: Farmers Plant Beehive Guard Posts to Repel Elephants | Lorraine's Sustainable Biomes (NSW) (including Food security) | Scoop.it
Larger elephants require hundreds of pounds of food per day, making farms tempting targets for easy meals. The task of fending these animals off can be both monumental and dangerous for African farmers. At a scale that would solve the problem, traditional fencing is simply cost-prohibitive. A strange array of alternate design solutions have been developed over time, culminating in
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A great GEO-STORY for food security 

Farmers vs Elephants and a solution that benefits all. 

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Farmers turn to Aboriginal burning techniques, revive land

Farmers turn to Aboriginal burning techniques, revive land | Lorraine's Sustainable Biomes (NSW) (including Food security) | Scoop.it
A BURNING desire to take control of unruly land has Southern Downs farmers turning to ancient knowledge, and discovering connection in the process.
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Sustainable agriculture incorporating traditional Aboriginal knowledge

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Futurism Food - This is vertical farming, a remarkable... | Facebook

This is vertical farming, a remarkable solution to feeding Earth's growing population.
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Population Education

Very impressed with this video from PBS! It offers an easy-to-digest overview of population growth through time and speaks to future projections
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'Fitbit for cows' set to revolutionise beef industry from paddock to plate

'Fitbit for cows' set to revolutionise beef industry from paddock to plate | Lorraine's Sustainable Biomes (NSW) (including Food security) | Scoop.it
A project developing a smart ear tag that tracks livestock in real time will radically change Australia's beef production and add marketable value to Australia's livestock industry.
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