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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

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- 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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Urban sprawl eats into Sydney's farmland

Urban sprawl eats into Sydney's farmland | Lorraine's Sustainable Biomes (NSW) (including Food security) | Scoop.it
Despite his family growing peaches and lemons on the fringes of Sydney for nearly 50 years, Warren Rowles says the farming tradition will end with him.
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Scientist unveils blueprint to save bees and enrich farmers | Environment | The Guardian

Scientist unveils blueprint to save bees and enrich farmers | Environment | The Guardian | Lorraine's Sustainable Biomes (NSW) (including Food security) | Scoop.it
Urgent planting of wildflowers will attract pollinators and boost farmers’ food crops, expert to tell UN
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The battle for the future of farming: what you need to know

A guide to the battle for the future of farming.
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Indigenous employment a gem of ag’s contribution

Indigenous employment a gem of ag’s contribution | Lorraine's Sustainable Biomes (NSW) (including Food security) | Scoop.it
CPC leads the way in workplace diversity.
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'Lambulance' drones used to check animal health in lambing season - ABC News 

'Lambulance' drones used to check animal health in lambing season - ABC News  | Lorraine's Sustainable Biomes (NSW) (including Food security) | Scoop.it
Drones fitted with infra-red cameras that take thermal images of lambs to help assess their health could soon be flying over paddocks in Tasmania, potentially saving famers tens of thousands of dollars in mortality costs each year.
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Our Turn At This Earth: The Carbon Cycle | HPPR

Our Turn At This Earth: The Carbon Cycle | HPPR | Lorraine's Sustainable Biomes (NSW) (including Food security) | Scoop.it
Stories about disruptions in the carbon cycle abound in the news these days. But recently, it occurred to me that I didn’t really know what the carbon
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The Root Causes of Food Insecurity

Why are some communities more vulnerable to hunger and famine? There are many reasons, which together add up to food insecurity, the world's no.1 health risk.
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Seth Dixon's curator insight, October 8, 5:07 PM

This video is an excellent summary of the geographic factors that lead to food insecurity and hunger and the main ways NGO's are trying to combat the issues. This is an incredibly complex problem that, at it's heart, is a geographic issue that can challenge student to synthesize information and make the connections between topics.

 

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WordPress TAGS: food, poverty, economic, Political, food desert, agriculture, food production.

Nancy Watson's curator insight, October 12, 10:21 AM
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World Economic Forum - This Indian state has gone 100% organic

World Economic Forum - This Indian state has gone 100% organic | Lorraine's Sustainable Biomes (NSW) (including Food security) | Scoop.it
India has more organic food producers than anywhere in the world. 835,000 of them. Read more: https://wef.ch/2Eew6Fu
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China's super trawlers are stripping the ocean bare as its hunger for seafood grows - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

China's super trawlers are stripping the ocean bare as its hunger for seafood grows - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Lorraine's Sustainable Biomes (NSW) (including Food security) | Scoop.it
China's huge fishing fleet is forced to go deeper into the ocean to meet the country's growing hunger for seafood, which accounts for a third of world consumption.
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Pests to eat more crops in warmer world

Pests to eat more crops in warmer world | Lorraine's Sustainable Biomes (NSW) (including Food security) | Scoop.it
Insect crop damage could result in the loss of two loaves out of every 12 by the century's end.
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Environmentally friendly farming practices used by nearly one third of world's farms: Less developed countries tend to see the largest improvements in productivity

Environmentally friendly farming practices used by nearly one third of world's farms: Less developed countries tend to see the largest improvements in productivity | Lorraine's Sustainable Biomes (NSW) (including Food security) | Scoop.it
Nearly one-third of the world's farms have adopted more environmentally friendly practices while continuing to be productive, according to a global assessment by 17 scientists in five countries. Researchers analyzed various practices, including organic farming, that use land, water, biodiversity, labor, knowledge and technology to both grow crops and reduce environmental impacts like pesticide pollution, soil erosion, and greenhouse gas emissions.
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Global tree cover has increased 7% since 1982, finds biggest ever study

Global tree cover has increased 7% since 1982, finds biggest ever study | Lorraine's Sustainable Biomes (NSW) (including Food security) | Scoop.it
Amid growing urbanisation, deforestation and agricultural expansion, it’s long been thought the number of trees across the planet is being reduced. However, that belief is probably wrong, according to new figures. The biggest ever analysis of global land change has discovered there are more trees across the earth today than there were 36 years ago.
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“The right to food” – and how 1.2 million Australians miss out

“The right to food” – and how 1.2 million Australians miss out | Lorraine's Sustainable Biomes (NSW) (including Food security) | Scoop.it
In just over a week's time, the Right to Food Coalition will launch at an event in Melbourne. In the run-up to this launch, Luke Craven will be discussing related issues at @WePublicHealth this week.
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SVS: Crop Intensity

SVS: Crop Intensity | Lorraine's Sustainable Biomes (NSW) (including Food security) | Scoop.it

To successfully monitor worldwide agricultural regions and provide accurate agricultural production assessments, it is important to understand the spatial distribution of croplands. To do this a global croplands mask to identify all sites used for crop production. Croplands are highly variable both temporally and spatially. Croplands vary from year to year due to events such as drought and fallow periods, and they vastly differ across the globe in accordance with characteristics such as cropping intensity and field size. A flexible crop likelihood mask is used to help depict these varying characteristics of global crop cover. Regions featuring intensive agro-industrial farming practices such as the Maize Triangle in South Africa will have higher confidence values in the crop mask as compared to less intensively farmed regions in parts of Sub-Saharan Africa where cropland identification is partly confounded with natural background vegetation phenologies. Thus, a customized threshold can be employed to examine areas of varying cropping intensification.

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Innovating for our future of food and agriculture | FAO Stories | 

Innovating for our future of food and agriculture | FAO Stories |  | Lorraine's Sustainable Biomes (NSW) (including Food security) | Scoop.it
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‘They could run their fingers through the soil’: the role of Aboriginal agriculture in curtailing deforestation

‘They could run their fingers through the soil’: the role of Aboriginal agriculture in curtailing deforestation | Lorraine's Sustainable Biomes (NSW) (including Food security) | Scoop.it
Two damning reports were released last week, finding that Australia is a hotspot for deforestation. We chatted to Bruce Pascoe, author of Dark Emu, about the findings.
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Regenerative Ag Farming - Rachael Treasure Interview

Hunter Local Land Services was proud to host this free one-day conference on June 22 to provide an opportunity for local landholders to hear abou
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This is a great little clip to begin a discussion of regenerative agriculture 

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Infographic: Why Farmers Are Ideally Positioned to Fight Climate Change

Infographic: Why Farmers Are Ideally Positioned to Fight Climate Change | Lorraine's Sustainable Biomes (NSW) (including Food security) | Scoop.it
Part of the series Harvesting Peril, about agriculture, climate change and the American Farm Bureau's influence.
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Food for thought: 91 per cent of people don’t realize our food system is the greatest threat to nature | WWF

Food for thought: 91 per cent of people don’t realize our food system is the greatest threat to nature | WWF | Lorraine's Sustainable Biomes (NSW) (including Food security) | Scoop.it
16 October 2018 – We all need to eat - and we all need to think about food differently. The food system is both the single biggest user of natural resources and the single biggest greenhouse gas emitter.
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'All about the land': drought shakes farming to its Indigenous roots

'All about the land': drought shakes farming to its Indigenous roots | Lorraine's Sustainable Biomes (NSW) (including Food security) | Scoop.it
Farmers aren’t waiting for handouts. They’re using new and very old farming practice to ensure the land survives
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Agroecology can feed Europe pesticide-free in 2050, new study finds – EURACTIV.com

Agroecology can feed Europe pesticide-free in 2050, new study finds – EURACTIV.com | Lorraine's Sustainable Biomes (NSW) (including Food security) | Scoop.it
European agriculture can phase out pesticides, reduce its impacts on climate and biodiversity while ensuring food security for Europeans, French researchers Pierre-Marie Aubert and Xavier Poux  told a conference held in Paris on 13 September.
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Return of strip-field farming creates haven for rare species in south Wales | Environment | The Guardian

Return of strip-field farming creates haven for rare species in south Wales | Environment | The Guardian | Lorraine's Sustainable Biomes (NSW) (including Food security) | Scoop.it
National Trust trial of 13th century method used until 1940s transforms stretch of Gower peninsula coast
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Food waste is valued at $1.2 trillion a year

Food waste is valued at $1.2 trillion a year | Lorraine's Sustainable Biomes (NSW) (including Food security) | Scoop.it
A new report shows how astronomical the benefits would be if we took some commonsense steps to ending food waste.
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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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