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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Celebration of a world first for soil carbon in Australia

The innovative Soilkee farming system builds soil carbon in pastures at rates that compare with forests. AgriProve is proud to receive the first soil carbo
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Solar-powered floating farms that can produce 20 tons of vegetables every day

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Carbon farming: how agriculture can both feed people and fight climate change

Carbon farming: how agriculture can both feed people and fight climate change | Lorraine's Sustainable Biomes (NSW) (including Food security) | Scoop.it
It's time for farmers to embrace the wetland instead of draining it.
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Futurism - Farmers are trading overalls for lab coats

Futurism - Farmers are trading overalls for lab coats | Lorraine's Sustainable Biomes (NSW) (including Food security) | Scoop.it
Farmers are trading overalls for lab coats, here's why.
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Farmers in Iceland use volcanoes to grow food all year round | Facebook

Farmers in Iceland use volcanoes to grow food all year round | Facebook | Lorraine's Sustainable Biomes (NSW) (including Food security) | Scoop.it
Here's how farmers in Iceland are using volcanoes to grow food all year round - producing about 500 tonnes of tomatoes, cucumber and paprika a year.
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How to feed the world - without killing everything |  The Guardian

How to feed the world - without killing everything |  The Guardian | Lorraine's Sustainable Biomes (NSW) (including Food security) | Scoop.it
From urban farming to drones, innovation can help fill the gap between production and consumption
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Climate pioneers: how small farmers could be leading the way towards sustainable agriculture

Climate pioneers: how small farmers could be leading the way towards sustainable agriculture | Lorraine's Sustainable Biomes (NSW) (including Food security) | Scoop.it
Changing the way we farm is necessary – for us and the planet.
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Every drop counts | FAO Stories | 

Every drop counts | FAO Stories |  | Lorraine's Sustainable Biomes (NSW) (including Food security) | Scoop.it
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Integrated agri-aquaculture

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How Singapore is securing its food supply with rooftop farms

How Singapore is securing its food supply with rooftop farms | Lorraine's Sustainable Biomes (NSW) (including Food security) | Scoop.it
Singapore imports the majority of its food, leaving it particularly vulnerable to disruptions in supply. Here's how the country is protecting itself.
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Australia's Science Channel | Grassroots

Australia's Science Channel | Grassroots | Lorraine's Sustainable Biomes (NSW) (including Food security) | Scoop.it

A story about farmers, the soils they work and a piece of powerful knowledge that nearly slipped through their fingers. Grassroots follows Guy Webb and his friends, unlikely heroes on a quest to bring a genuine […]

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Native bees are powerful pollinators, and there's a simple way to help them - Science News

Native bees are powerful pollinators, and there's a simple way to help them - Science News | Lorraine's Sustainable Biomes (NSW) (including Food security) | Scoop.it
Native bees and other wild insects tend to get overlooked — but these amazing Australian animals could be instrumental in helping us feed a growing world population.
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Australia Post for Business - Small Business Secrets

Australia Post for Business - Small Business Secrets | Lorraine's Sustainable Biomes (NSW) (including Food security) | Scoop.it
Another week, another SBS Small Business Secrets episode! In this episode we visit Sprout Stack, an indoor farming start-up that aims to revolutionise how fresh produce is grown and distributed.
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Speed breeding of crops by Queensland researchers in bid to battle global hunger - ABC News 

Speed breeding of crops by Queensland researchers in bid to battle global hunger - ABC News  | Lorraine's Sustainable Biomes (NSW) (including Food security) | Scoop.it
Queensland researchers are speeding up the life cycle of crops in a bid to feed a future world that is facing population growth and the impacts of climate change.
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By 2050, with the advent of genetically modified food, what will Australia's famous food bowl have to offer?

By 2050, with the advent of genetically modified food, what will Australia's famous food bowl have to offer? | Lorraine's Sustainable Biomes (NSW) (including Food security) | Scoop.it
As climate change and worldwide population growth continue to lead the world in a direction of uncertainty, what will we be eating in 2050? And will there be enough to go around? These are the questions experts are already chewing on as our population grows and resources dwindle.
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Regenerative agriculture finds solid backing as national study, decades of success show ecological renewal - ABC Rural

Regenerative agriculture finds solid backing as national study, decades of success show ecological renewal - ABC Rural | Lorraine's Sustainable Biomes (NSW) (including Food security) | Scoop.it
While many farmers are struggling with drought, some have found a pathway to recovery by partnering with nature instead of trying to control it.
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Zoos Victoria bans Cadbury chocolate from its shelves over palm oil controversy

Zoos Victoria bans Cadbury chocolate from its shelves over palm oil controversy | Lorraine's Sustainable Biomes (NSW) (including Food security) | Scoop.it
Zoos Victoria say they will no longer sell Cadbury chocolate or Natural Confectionery Company lollies at their zoos as the manufacturers are refusing to disclose the origins of the palm oil used in their products.
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UNDERMINED: TALES FROM THE KIMBERLEY | Trailer

Australian Films | D Nicholas Wrathall | Australia, 2018 L English, Nyikina Award-winning director Nicholas Wrathall investigates the true costs o
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UN: Growing threat to food from decline in biodiversity

UN: Growing threat to food from decline in biodiversity | Lorraine's Sustainable Biomes (NSW) (including Food security) | Scoop.it
A UN report says the plants and animals crucial to human food systems are in global decline.
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Friendly Farms 

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In the stunning panorama of the High Tatras of Slovakia, Landscape Ecologist, Dr. Ing. Michal Gažovič, uses simple yet effective water retention measures, such as Check Dams, to slow down an
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Crop Intensity Visualized

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This visualization shows Crop Intensity data (regions that produce the most crops), followed by the MODIS croplands product, the 26 countries that produce 82% of the world's food, the population density in 2002 and finally the projected population in 2050.
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Seth Dixon's curator insight, August 16, 2018 11:12 AM

Follow the link to a video/animation that displays several important global agricultural trends.  NASA's Scientific Visualization Studio has produced many other agricultural visualizations that would be useful for teaching about the patterns of global agriculture. 

Tags: food production, agribusinessvisualization, agriculture.

WordPress TAGS: food production, agribusiness, visualization, agriculture.

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We can have urbanisation and enough to eat | Pursuit by The University of Melbourne

We can have urbanisation and enough to eat | Pursuit by The University of Melbourne | Lorraine's Sustainable Biomes (NSW) (including Food security) | Scoop.it
Changing our diet and food choices can balance the impact of our rapid urbanisation on food security say agricultural experts at the University of Melbourne.
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GLOBAL NEWS: Protecting pollinators is crucial to food production

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Amsterdam's Solution To The Bee Crisis

Amsterdam's Solution To The Bee Crisis | Lorraine's Sustainable Biomes (NSW) (including Food security) | Scoop.it
The bee population in Amsterdam is growing! Here's how the city is helping bees. ��
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Sprout Stack: The changing face of Australian farming

Sprout Stack: The changing face of Australian farming | Lorraine's Sustainable Biomes (NSW) (including Food security) | Scoop.it
Sydney based indoor-farming business, Sprout Stack, is part of a growing industry focusing on urban and sustainable farming.
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How Singapore is securing its food... - Geographical Association

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